Paula Rutherford and several Just ASK consultants pooled their experience and expertise to write Creating a Culture for Learning: Your Guide to PLCs and More. Just ASK consultants contributing to the book include Theresa West, a highly successful principal who turned around two schools within a five-year period, Sherri Stephens-Carter, a former executive director of assessment and evaluation, Julie McVicker who has experience directing Title I programs and supervising underperforming schools, Bruce Oliver, a sixteen-year middle school principal and author of the e-newsletter Just for the ASKing!, Brenda Kaylor, a highly acclaimed professional developer and change agent, and Heather Clayton, author of the Just ASK e-newsletter Making the Common Core Come Alive! and current principal of a high performing elementary school. Tools and templates for this text are available online. Learn more.
This text provides strategies and resources for actively engaging students and multiple approaches to lesson and unit design. It also includes information on technology integration, formative assessment, 21st century thinking skills that promote rigor and relevance, and formats for job-embedded learning. Tools and templates for this text are available online. Learn more.
This text, recently updated to provide information about implementing the Common Core and make explicit connections between the research-based strategies in the book with the requirements of the Common Core, provides resources for actively engaging students and multiple approaches to lesson and unit design. It also includes information on technology integration, formative assessment, 21st century thinking skills that promote rigor and relevance, and formats for job-embedded learning. Tools and templates are available online. Learn more.
This text explores the collaborative contexts in which educational leaders work to ensure that student learning is the central focus of all stakeholders. No maer what teacher performance criteria or model is used by the district, it provides in-depth information and user-friendly tools around best practices to note, suggestions to make, and reflective questions to ask. Strategies for gathering and analyzing data from multiple sources are accompanied by clearly explained feedback options including guidelines for holding data-driven, yet sometimes difficult, conversations. Tools and templates are available on a CD-ROM. Learn more.
The most recent printing of Instruction for All Students features Heather Clayton’s Common Core Mind Shifts introduced in our new e-newsletter Making the Common Core Come Alive! and explicitly links research-based strategies to the higher learning standards and thinking skills required by the Common Core.
We are offering this newly updated book paired with Creating a Culture for Learning: Your Guide to PLCs and More, our essential text for the collaborative learning teachers need to implement the Common Core, for $50.00. That is more than 25% off the published retail cost of the two books ($69.90). Learn more.
If you are a coach or mentor or want to be one, this set of books is just what you need! You can have everyone speaking the same language in no time at all. Watch out because everyone will want to borrow one or the other! The $125.00 price for the collection is more than 25% off regular price of $169.75.
- Instruction for All Students
- Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
- Creating a Culture for Learning: Your Guide to PLCs and More
- Why Didn’t I Learn This in College?
- The 21st Century Mentor’s Handbook
Just ASK Facilitator Handbooks
- Instruction for All Students Facilitator’s Handbook
- Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners Facilitator’s Handbook
- New Teacher Professional Development Facilitator’s Handbook
- Mentoring in the 21st Century Facilitator’s Handbook
The collection of resources in this PLC pack provide over 20 hours of interactive learning experiences. The pack is just what you need to plan instruction-based faculty meetings and workshops focused on the planning, assessment, and rigor and relevance necessary to implement the Common Core. The standard pack includes 25 copies of Instruction for Students, a copy of the Instruction for All Students Facilitator’s Handbook, a copy of Strategies in Action: A Collection of Classroom Applications Volume I, a CD-ROM of visual tools to use as PowerPoint slides and posters, a CD-ROM with over 100 issues of Just for the ASKing!, and six sets of scavenger hunt and sort cards. Learn more.
The resources in this PLC pack are designed to support educators in increasing their capacity to ensure that all their students, from struggling to accelerated, are appropriately supported and challenged in the learning process. Over 20 hours of professional learning experiences are described in the facilitator’s handbook for use in faculty, department, and collaborative team meetings. It includes copies of Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners, a copy of the Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners Facilitator’s Handbook, a copy of Strategies in Action Volume II: Applications in Today’s Diverse Classrooms, a CD-ROM of visual tools, and six sets of Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners Scavenger Hunt and Sort Cards and six sets of What Do You When…Cards. Learn more.
The transition to a culture where all staff members are committed not only to the success of all students but also to the success of one another is an ongoing journey. The scenarios on these cards have been collected from instructional leaders who have been on this journey over time. The situations described on these cards provide powerful conversation starters for staff and might even help you avoid some of these issues. Learn more.
These cards describe 50 scenarios that pose challenges and concerns for new teachers. They can be used by new teacher-mentor pairs, groups of new teachers, school-based teams, or for role plays in multiple settings. They can be prioritized, categorized, or used as conversation starters. Learn more.
These cards describe 40 situations and challenges frequently encountered in today’s diverse K-12 classrooms. Staff can use these cards for collaborative problem identification and solution. The conversations are sure to be engaging! Learn more.