November 2022 (two-week series, Tuesday-Thursdays)

  • Week 1: November 8, 9, 10, 2022
  • Week 2: November 15, 16, 17, 2022

11:00am - 1:00pm Eastern Time // 8:00am - 10:00am Pacific Time

This learning experience takes place over 6 sessions spread across a span of 2 weeks. This course requires pre-work for each session. 

All virtual live sessions (except breakouts) will be recorded in the event you cannot make a session or if you would like to rewatch at a later time. Participants have access to content for 30 days after the learning experience.


  • Individual: $750 
  • Group of 6-29 paying together: $650 each (Registration is closed for groups and Pay By Invoice/PO method)
  • Group of 30 or more: Contact us with the number of people at (Registration is closed for groups)



Whether your school team is just beginning to think about equity or has been doing this work for years, building successful schools requires effectively coaching for equity. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a more just, equitable school system using the tools of transformational coaching from Elena Aguilar's best-selling books The Art of Coaching (2013) and Coaching for Equity (2020). In Coaching for Equity, Elena offers an expanded framework for how to have coaching conversations that result in behavior change and includes a comprehensive set of new tools. 

This workshop provides participants with structures within which to practice these conversations and more deeply understand how to use these new tools. You’ll also grapple with the relationship between your own identity and the systems of oppression that permeate our schools, develop a vision for what equity would look like in your work, hone the skills to facilitate compassionate coaching conversations about identity, and strengthen your resolve to disrupt inequities in your communities. This workshop is a satisfying balance between building skill and knowledge and also attending to our need to build internal reserves and resilience when leading for equity.


Participants will:

  • Ground in the identities and beliefs with which they lead
  • Learn new strategies to compassionately interrupt inequities 
  • Identify ways to explore and shift beliefs in a coaching conversation 
  • Deepen their will and commitment to interrupt inequities and build their resilience to do so


  • Exploring one's own identity
  • Building context about systems of oppression
  • Learning strategies for navigating conversations about identity and beliefs
  • Considering the use of data in coaching conversations
  • Analyzing the elements of effective coaching conversations
  • Practicing coaching conversations for equity


  • Teachers, coaches, and administrators who want to improve their ability to have effective conversations about equity


  • 10 or more days prior to the event – Full refund

  • Less than 10 days prior to the event – No refund

  • A missed learning experience is non-refundable and non-transferable. For more details about our cancellation policy and transfers, visit our FAQ page.

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.

About the Instructors

Presenter In Residence

Nick Cains

Nick is a human catalyst who is passionate about empowering teachers and supporting them to lead the charge in educational equity. He coaches district instructional coaching staff and teacher leaders while supporting Tulsa Public Schools as a Director of Content and Coaching. Nick has had various roles in education, starting as a 2nd grade teacher in Tulsa where his passion for education was ignited. From there he has supported educators while working at multiple national education non-profits. Nick holds a Master’s Degree in Education Administration: Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. He also earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Theater and a minor in Broadcast Journalism from Southern Methodist University. He currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with his fiancé and two adorable cats.

Presenter and Community Engagement Specialist

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.

How to Register:

  • 1. Choose the payment method that works for you: credit card or invoice/P.O.

  • 2. If registering by credit card, check your inbox for a course access email and receipt.

  • 3. If registering a group, please use the Group Registration/Pay By Invoice form. Our team will follow up in 2-3 business days.

Individual Registration by Credit Card

To register as an individual, pay by credit card for instant enrollment and access to course materials. This option requires registering one individual at a time.

Group Registration or Pay by Invoice/PO