Vejheh Tavakoli

Science Instructional Coach, ESC Region 13

Vejheh Tavakoli is an instructional coach for ESC 13 and has 15 years of experience in education. During that time Vejheh has been a science teacher, instructional coach, department chair, and science specialist. The thing she appreciates most about being an instructional coach is the opportunity to help teachers think outside the box and create meaningful learning experiences for their students.

My Sessions

Coaching Resistant Teachers

Ballroom C

Frustrated? Discouraged? Ready to raise the white flag? If you’ve ever felt this way when attempting to coach resistant teachers, then this session is for you! Using the Socratic Seminar structure, participants will discuss a variety of tools and strategies that can be used to hone your craft.


Reframe a Gripe to a Goal

Ballroom H

Is your glass half empty or half full? As instructional coaches, we often see teachers get stuck in a cycle of complaining about an issue without realizing that they are being presented with an opportunity to take action. During this session, participants will explore a strategy for turning a gripe into a goal and practice […]