Unmistakable Impact

A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction

by Jim Knight

A focused approach to school improvement that hits the mark



This book simplifies the process for becoming an Impact School through targeted, consistent professional learning that is done with teachers, not to teachers. Award-winning author Jim Knight provides tangible tools for translating staff members’ joy of learning into high-leverage practices that achieve dramatic results. Characteristics of Impact Schools include:



  • A focused, clearly defined improvement plan that takes into account the complexity of teaching and learning relationships
  • A school culture that encourages enrollment in ongoing professional development
  • Alignment of purpose and actions among all staff members


  • SAGE Publications; November 2010
  • ISBN: 9781452224473
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Unmistakable Impact
  • Author: Jim Knight
  • Imprint: Corwin

In The Press

"Unmistakable Impact exemplifies everything Jim Knight advocates: a clear focus, respect for educators’ significant contributions, and the value that well-designed professional learning contributes to school improvement efforts."