Wednesday, January 12, 2022

  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Eastern // 8:00am - 10:00am Pacific
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern // 11:00am - 1:00pm Pacific

Thursday, January 13, 2022
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Eastern // 8:00am - 10:00am Pacific
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern // 11:00am - 1:00pm Pacific

This learning experience takes place over two consecutive days with four hours of learning on each day. In total, this workshop is eight hours of virtual live learning.


  • Individual: $650
  • Group of 6+ paying together: $550 each

To receive the group rate, pay by invoice, or if your organization requires you to complete a purchase order, please complete our Group Order/Pay By Invoice form


  • Participants must have their own copy of Coaching for Equity.
  • The Art of Coaching Workbook is strongly recommended to complement your learning.
  • The books are NOT included in the course pricing. Participants must acquire the books on their own before the start of the course.


You want your school or organization to be an equitable place of learning. A place where every person gets what they need every day. And yet…    

  • You’re worried that isn’t currently the case. There are disparities in outcomes, but what those are and what is driving them isn’t quite clear to you.    
  • You feel called to take a stand in the face of injustice but unsure of what exactly to do.   
  • Your mind is spinning with terms and acronyms and confusion about what’s the “right” thing to say and what you “shouldn’t” say.

If you are in the early stages of understanding educational inequities and are eager to learn, this course is for you. 

When we begin to see inequities in schools and organizations, we can feel overwhelmed by their magnitude. This can make us feel like we don't know where to start, or how to start, with addressing them. At the same time, we may feel a surge of emotions, including anger, sadness, guilt, responsibility, and anxiety, and these emotions can also be paralyzing. 

We have all been beginners. Beginners need and deserve a space to be together and learn. We know you want to take action and create schools where every child thrives, and we want to set you on the path to doing so. This is an ideal course for anyone new to coaching or holding an equity lens. 


Participants will:

  • Build foundational equity literacy to increase our learning, reinforce what we know, and consider for our organizations
  • Identify and generate actions related to common inequities in organizations 
  • Learn and practice conversations centered on equity using the tools and practices of Transformational Coaching 
  • Boost our courage for working with triggers and having conversations centered on equity


  • Small group discussions
  • Mini-practice experiences
  • Direct instruction
  • Demonstrations


  • Teachers, coaches, and school leaders who crave a non-judgmental learning space to acquire a foundational understanding of racism, white supremacy, and educational equity
  • Coaches who have started seeing educational inequities but are not sure where to begin to interrupt them
  • People who are at earlier stages of their learning about inequity and racism

This course is also for you if:

  • You know that schools and organizations are inequitable places, but you can't precisely put your finger on why
  • You want to have conversations with others where you can ask all the questions that you are embarrassed to ask
  • You have started seeing educational equities but are not sure where to begin to interrupt them
  • You want to learn a few things you can say when you hear someone saying something problematic, things that will help that person reflect on what they are saying.    
  • You want a space to clarify your thoughts and feelings about equity, to anchor in your purpose and vision for yourself as an human being, and to boost your courage. 


  • Refunds requested within 48 hours of registering will be honored minus a $50 cancellation fee.
  • Up to 1 week beforehand, a one-time registration transfer can be made to an alternate participant or another learning experience. There is a $50 processing fee for all transfers.
  • Within one week of the learning experience registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • A missed learning experience is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • In the rare event that Bright Morning does not receive enough interest in this offering to host it as scheduled, we will provide an alternate learning pathway for all registrants or honor refunds for those who cannot join the alternate experience.

Sharpen your ability to see and hear educational inequities and learn how to take effective action

About the Instructors

Developer of People and Programs

Lori Cohen

Lori Cohen has worked in both public and independent schools since 1999, serving as classroom teacher, instructional coach, administrator and workshop facilitator. She holds a BA in English, a California Teaching Credential in English, and an MA in Education—all from the University of California at Davis. Lori actively works towards equity and social justice in education, aspiring to offer access and pathways for all school stakeholders to thrive. She loves designing practical and portable learning experiences, and she facilitates her sessions with a healthy infusion of humor and heart. A Bay Area native, Lori spends her time enjoying the Pacific Ocean or amidst the mighty redwood trees, ideally with a warm cup of coffee in hand. Lori currently lives in Portland, OR.

Presenter In Residence

Becky Barstein

Becky Barstein has worked at the intersection of education, technology, and equity for over 10 years. She designs and facilitates professional learning experiences that seek to deepen educators’ understanding of racial equity and stakeholder voice for schools, districts, and departments of education across the country. Becky taught grades K-4 in Houston, TX, while also leading and coaching teams of new and veteran teachers. During this time, she also developed and facilitated school-, district-, and network-wide professional development focused on elementary literacy, dismantling white supremacy culture, and social-emotional learning for both students and adults. In her spare time, you can find Becky exploring the greater NYC area or hanging out with her two cats, (Thomas) Hobbes and (Professor) Lupin.