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Special Announcement

Starting in January 2020 Marcia Baldanza will be writing shorter more frequent commentaries rather than a monthly e-newsletter like her previous publication Professional Practices for the 21st Century Leader.
Each EmpowerED 3.2.1 features 3 Big Ideas2 Quotes, and 1 Question with lots of links to resources from different perspectives such as business and industry, medicine, athletics, economics, recreation, and parenting as well as music and the arts. The goal of Marcia’s brief commentaries is to advance our thinking about how that wide array of information connects with and supports our work as educational leaders. We don’t think you can find a short read like this anywhere else.

Upcoming topics include:

  • Hard Conversations 
  • The Power of Small Wins
  • Innovative Education
  • Adult Growth Mindset
  • Change Leadership
  • Relationships Built on Trust and Integrity Matter
  • Analyzing Assignments for Rigor and Relevance

To receive these short commentaries in your inbox  on a regular basis, click here. If you were a subscriber to Professional Practices, your subscription has been transferred to EmpowerED 3.2.1.

Past issues of Professional Practices are available in the Just ASK online library and future issues  of EmpowerED 3.2.1 will be available here.

The Just ASK Team




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!