Instructional Coaching for Equity

Upcoming Offerings


How can I help teachers be more successful with their struggling students?

What coaching strategies can help me assess what a teacher needs most to help them actually change their practice?

How do I help teachers trust and feel supported by me? 

The role of the Instructional Coach goes beyond sharing good strategies; it’s about supporting teachers to think differently about what’s happening in their classroom so they can take new actions. Many instructional coaches found great success as classroom teachers but struggle when coaching teachers to make dramatic changes in their practice, especially when focused on students who have had a history of failure in school.

This seminar will introduce you to core skills that National Equity Project coaches have employed over the past 20 years, specifically targeted on essential skills for instructional coaches.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to support teachers to shift their thinking about students they are challenged by in order to effectively teach every student.
  • Practice using different coaching interventions, e.g. when to suggest ideas, when to challenge or provoke, and when to listen.
  • Use a neuroscience framework to understand teachers’ emotional triggers (both in the classroom and in coaching sessions).

Who Should Attend

Instructional coaches and managers or conveners of instructional coaches. Also beneficial for principals and other instructional leaders.

Readings & Resources


“Instructional Coaching for Equity gave me names for things I have been doing intuitively, and a set of new tools and frameworks to take my coaching to the next level of effectiveness. Incredibly useful!” – Kate Reedy, Educurious

“Without cliche or exaggeration, this professional learning opportunity was among the best I’ve ever attended… correction, among the best I’ve ever engaged in (it wasn’t passive learning).” – Jessica Progulske, Sonoma County Office of Education


If you need to pay by check, please complete this form and send with check made payable to: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, 4th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612.


We have a limited number of discounted seats available for our San Francisco Bay Area events only. Discounts range from 20% to 50% off of event costs, and top priority goes to applicants who:

  • Work in isolation or as individuals;
  • Have limited access to financial resources;
  • Are mission-aligned; and/or
  • Are underrepresented in our event attendee population.

If you would like to apply for a discount, please complete this form

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All of our professional learning opportunities can be custom delivered for your organization. Contact to discuss a possible partnership.