Happy Valentine’s Day!
If you are looking for the perfect inexpensive (make that FREE) gift for your mentee or a way to say thank you to those who mentor new teachers, you have come to the right place.
We just posted one brand new and two updated Points to Ponder collections of quotes on the Just ASK YouTube Channel. For starters, treat yourself to the quotes and music on Points to Ponder Volume VI and then send a link to all those you want to know how much they are appreciated. To make it easier for you to do, you can copy and paste the graphic and words below into an email and give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done!
Empathy and Civility!
In this month of appreciation and recognition of the importance of positive and productive relationships, it is only fitting that Heather Clayton has written two extraordinary articles that focus on SEL (Social Emotional Learning) in the classroom. The most recent issue “Let’s Hear It for Civility” follows the highly acclaimed “Let’s Hear It for Empathy.”
A shared reading of either or both of these two tools is sure to promote deep and thoughtful analysis of opportunities seized and opportunities yet to be seized in our promotion of the social and emotional health of our students.
Don’t miss out! Join the thousands who have already read one or both of these articles. It doesn’t get any better!
Quotes of the Month
The principal goal of education should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done. – Jean Piaget
You can disagree without being disagreeable. – Ruth Bader-Ginsburg
Learning to stand in someone else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world. – Barack Obama
Every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present. – George Washington
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Just ASK Mentoring Statistics
- Over 7,000 educators involved in mentoring work have attended one of our national institutes or our district-based mentoring workshops.
- Over 850 of our award-winning Mentoring in the 21st Century® Resource Kits and New Teacher Professional Development Kits are being used in districts across the country.
- Over 600,000 mentors and novice teachers have in their hands our The 21st Century Mentor’s Handbook or our new teacher’s book Why Didn’t I Learn This in College?