Instructional Coaching for Equity

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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.

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? 

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


Our institutes have very limited capacity to ensure a great experience for participants. As such, they often sell out well in advance. Don’t delay securing your registration! The quickest and easiest way to pay your registration fee and secure your spot is by credit card on Eventbrite.

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If you need to pay by check or purchase order, download and complete an institute registration form and send with check made payable to: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, 4th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612.

If you need an invoice generated in order to process payment, download and complete an institute registration form and email to and we’ll return an invoice to you.

Please note, your registration is not complete and your seat is not reserved until NEP receives full payment.

For questions about registration please contact

Cancellations and Registration Transfers

For this institute, we offer a refund for registrants who cancel at least 7 days prior to the event start date. In the event that you register and do not attend, you are still responsible for full payment. You can request a refund directly from Eventbrite or by emailing

We allow registration to be transferred to a different attendee up to 7 days prior to the event. To request a registration transfer, email