I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Impact Cycle textbook. I especially enjoyed the videos and supporting content that it contained. I think it is a very innovative approach to instructional coaching. I learned how to implement the impact cycle, gained experience using it, and saw examples from the textbook in action. I was also excited to see how so many of peers are integrating it. There were multiple checklists and other tools included that accompany proven approaches to education. I am positive this will assist me moving forward as an educator. As for personal growth, I realized how much more I need to dig into instructional strategies to become a stronger teacher. I would say that is my biggest takeaway from my coaching experience up to this point. Luckily, the textbook includes many resources to study and use in the future. To become a better coach, I am going to need to spend more time becoming acquainted with these resources, as well as staying on top of newer strategies and other educational tools since education and technology are always progressing.
Knight, J. (2018). The Impact Cycle: What instructional coaches should do to foster powerful improvements in teaching. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.