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Jim Knight: the 5 components of a trusting coaching relationship

Posted by Shawn Edmondson on 2/23/17 2:55 PM

In the second of our five-part interview series with Jim Knight, Jim discusses how video can unlock the truth about your teaching. He identifies the five essential components for building a trusting coaching relationship and the key features of a video platform for building trust.

“If we want to get better, we have to see what other people see. That’s where video comes in.”

- Jim Knight (Click to tweet)




Dr. Jim Knight is a research associate in the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and director of the Kansas Coaching Project. He has spent the past two decades studying professional learning and instructional coaching and has recently authored the book  Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected.

In recent years, Jim has researched the use of video for instructional coaching and has authored a book on the subject called Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High Impact Instruction. Jim was interviewed for this series by Dr. Shawn Edmondson, CEO of IRIS Connect Inc.

This is 2 of 5 blog posts that document our conversation with Jim. Check out the next post:  "Jim Knight: why video models of effective teaching practices are so important."

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