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Just for the ASKing!
The latest issue titled “A Few Tips from the Field: Ways to Enhance Teaching and Learning” is now available. In this issue of Just for the ASKing! Bruce poses a series of questions we might ask ourselves in order to determine the next steps we could take to make learning experiences even better. Some of the questions are:

  • How might we respond when assessment results remain stagnant and students do not seem to be making progress?
  • What might we do when we realize that students are not retaining content that they have supposedly mastered?
  • Are there practices that have become so commonplace that we don’t stop to think about whether we should be using them?

Making the Standards Come Alive!
What is the best way to learn and practice math facts? What about students who are already in middle school and still don’t have automaticity? Which practices will finally help those math facts “stick?” Read Heather’s recommendations in the latest issue of Making the Standards Come Alive! titled ” Math Fact Fluency.”

Professional Practices for the 21st Century Leader
A new issue titled “Hiring Coachable High Performers” is now available. As we all know, hiring a high-performing teacher or principal can seem daunting, especially when hiring for a high needs or transformational situation. Read what Marcia learned in an online course about crafting interview questions that will you identify the best candidates. 

October Mentoring Memo
This month’s Mentoring Memo focuses on making assessment a learning experience. Both you and those you mentor will enjoy exploring the twenty suggested formats for gathering assessment data while engaging students in active and rigorous learning. Additionally, we are featuring two of Bruce Oliver’s many Just for the ASKing! e-newsletters on making assessment a learning experience; these issues focus on the power of growth-producing feedback.

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!



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