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Making the Standards Come Alive!
The most recent issue of Making the Standard’s Come Alive! titled “Mindfulness for Students” is now available. 

 

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Equipping our students with the tools necessary to pause and recognize their thoughts, feelings, and environment is one of the greatest gifts we can give them. Mindfulness practices will empower their minds and transform their inner lives, positioning them to be their best.

Mindfulness practices can begin with just one or two minutes a day. The sooner you begin; the sooner mindfulness will become an integral part of your classroom routine.

Read “Mindfulness for Students”

 

The Just ASK 2019 Closing of School Checklist is now available!

Just for the ASKing!
The May issue of Just for the ASKing! (JFTA!)  named “Meaningful Data We Might Be Missing” is now available. Bruce poses and then explores three very provocative questions about the use and misuse of data.

 

 

Mentoring Memo
The May Mentoring Memo is full of great ideas for celebrating the successes of the 2018-2019 school year. It includes links to two five-minute video clips that feature words of wisdom and advice from first year teachers as they finish their first year in the profession. You don’t want to miss these delightful creations. You might want to use them as exemplars in your own end-of-year celebration and then have your new teachers share their own words of wisdom and advice.

Professional Practices for the 21st Century Leader
The most recent issue titled “eVALU(E)ation & superVISION” is now available. In this issue, Marcia discusses various types of walk-throughs and observations and urges you to consider using the classroom walk-through as a tool to inform your professional learning community (PLC). She explores Professional Standards for Educational Leaders Standard 6: Professional Capacity of School Personnel and offers tips and tools as you ramp up and close out your evaluation process with value and vision that embraces a culture of classroom walk-throughs. 

The May Mentoring Calendar is now available.

Online Tools and Templates
Don’t miss all our absolutely free online tools and templates designed to support your use of seven of our best selling books!

 

 

Just ASK uses a common language and concept system to provide a systemic approach to teaching, learning, and leading in the 21st century. Thousands of educators across the country are using our publications and products, attending our institutes, and participating in our onsite workshops. Their application of their learning has led to more students learning more, more of the time!