Connected Educators Webinar - Coaching: Transforming Conversations in Our School Communities

Connected Educators Webinar - Coaching: Transforming Conversations in Our School Communities

Haesun Moon and Mary Gauthier

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST

“A teacher has the power to model the best the world possibly can be in their classroom” - Mary Gauthier

You may have a story from your childhood when a small conversation had a lasting impact on your life - for better or worse. What makes some conversations so transformative and memorable while some others easily forgotten or even irritating?

In this webinar, Haesun Moon and Mary Gauthier will explore how Solution-Focused coaching can transform the everyday conversations that we have in our schools.

You will learn:

  • How to keep Solution-Focused listening even in difficult conversations.
  • How coaching skills can be implemented in everyday school practice with students, teachers, parents, and other professionals.

Haesun Moon: Haesun Moon is a leading expert and educator on evidence-based coaching and the use of language in transforming workplace dialogues. A Harvard faculty member at the Institute of Coaching (McLean Hospital Affiliate, Harvard Medical School), she has authored both academic books and practice-oriented manuals for dialogic intelligence including Appreciative and Relational Practices in Healthcare through the TAOS Institute. Her academic and professional research in coaching dialogues and pedagogy from the University of Toronto introduced a simple coaching model, Dialogic Orientation Quadrant (DOQ), that has transformed the way people coach and learn coaching worldwide. As an educator, she is currently providing faculty development and leadership learning to interprofessional and interdisciplinary organizations worldwide. Haesun teaches at the University of Toronto (Continuing and Professional Learning) and serves as Executive Director at the Canadian Centre for Brief Coaching. She can be reached at

Mary Gauthier: Mary Gauthier is the Executive Director of the Greenwood Centre for Teaching and Learning at Greenwood College School in Toronto. The mandate of the Centre is to support and celebrate great teaching, knowing the positive impact this collective teaching has on student learning and well-being. Mary has been dedicated to building inclusive classrooms and school communities based on respecting all members of the school community (administrators, teachers, students and parents) and helping them articulate and realize their hopes for the future. Her Certificates in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) from OISE/U of T and most recently in Brief Coaching (OISE/U of T) have provided ways to listen and bring all voices and actions that contribute to the positive growth in her school community.


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