One of the major takeaways from this class is using the instructional coaching model for professional development. This model is centered around the Partnership Approach, which, according to Knight (2007), is "a dialogic approach to professional development built on seven principles of human interaction: equality, choice, voice, reflection, mutual learning, dialogue, and praxis" (p. 14). Knight (2007) quotes his own research when he reports that teachers who learn from the partnership approach "learned more, were engaged more, and enjoyed themselves more than in the traditional sessions. Additionally, they were four times more inclined to implement teaching practices they learned during partnership sessions than those learned during traditional sessions (Knight 1998)" (p. 39). I was able to learn first-hand how effective this approach is to professional learning through the completing the Coaching Journal assignment. In this assignment, I was able to hold five different one-on-one sessions with the same teacher to help build her capacity for technology implementation in her class. Through these coaching sessions, I was able to watch her enthusiasm and knowledge blossom; something I'm certain would not be as prominent from a stand-alone workshop. I plan to combine my knowledge of the partnership approach to instructional coaching with Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning in order to ensure that my future professional learning endeavors are as effective as possible.