Mentors find this text an indispensable tool in planning their interactions with new teachers. This handbook provides a multitude of resources including a mentoring calendar, needs assessments, tools for goal seeing and reflection, instructional design templates, guidelines for observation and coaching, and field-tested ways to deal with the potential problems of novice teachers. Ready-to-use tools and templates are available online. The book is available in print; e-book anticipated publication date is June 15, 2021. Learn more.
This extensive facilitator’s handbook provides the teaching notes and handouts you need to design and implement a comprehensive mentor training program. It offers over 30 hours of professional development learning experiences that have been field-tested in our national mentoring institutes and on-site in schools and districts like yours. The handouts and over three dozen additional active learning strategies for adults are included in hard copy and digitally. Learn more.
This kit, named by District Administration as one of the Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products, can be customized to provide the tools you need to design and implement a comprehensive mentor training program. When you use this kit, complete with suggested session outlines, learning exercises, and learning tools (including video clips) for workshop sessions, you are able to replicate the three-day institutes we offer across the country or use the resources to design half-day, one-day, or multiple-day mentoring workshops and follow up sessions. The Mentoring in the 21st Century® Facilitator’s Handbook and the Mentoring in the 21st Century® Participant’s Manual of handout masters are included in hard copy and digitally. To further enhance your training program, access to multiple video clips, a visual tools to use in PowerPoint presentations, and the very popular What Do You Do When… Cards are included. Use the kit with copies of The 21st Century Mentor’s Handbook and Why Didn’t I Learn This in College? to ensure that your mentors are well prepared to work with your novice teachers. Special pricing on books is available for kit purchasers through Just ASK. Learn more.
This book is in the hands of over 600,000 new teachers and their mentors! You, too, can support your new teachers by providing them with the resource that prepares them for 21st century classrooms. The 3rd edition of Why Didn’t I Learn This in College? (2020) includes hundreds of teacher-tested procedures, routines, and strategies for organizing classrooms for learning. Over 60 ready-to-use templates are available online. If you believe that the best management program is a strong instructional program, this book is the one you want for your new teachers. It is available in print and e-book formats. Learn more.
Why Didn’t I Learn This in College? Facilitator’s Handbook
The 325-page Why Didn’t I Learn This in College? Facilitator’s Handbook is aligned with the 3rd edition of Why Didn’t I Learn This in College? (2020); it provides extensive teaching notes, handouts, additional adult active engagement strategies, district workshop/book club exemplars, and templates for cards addressing over 50 challenges and concerns of new teachers in sort card and scavenger hunt exercises, or online collaboration. There are also links to an amazing array of online tools and templates as well as other Just ASK resources including dozens of issues of our online newsletters. With these tools in hand you can more easily design over 30 hours of professional learning for a multi-year induction program. The materials are appropriate for novice teachers, alternative certification teachers, and experienced teachers new to the district. Learn more.
This customizable kit, named by District Administration as one of the Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products, provides resources that can greatly enhance the likelihood your new teachers will experience success. The kit is designed to be used with the text Why Didn’t I Learn This in College? The materials are appropriate for novice teachers, alternative certification teachers, and experienced teachers new to the district. The Why Didn’t I Learn This In College? Facilitator’s Handbook and handout masters are included coupled with access to video clips, visual tools to use in preparing PowerPoint presentations, as well as six sets of What do You Do When… Cards that address challenges and concerns often faced by new teachers and six sets of scavenger hunt/sort cards to use in multiple professional learning interactions. These tools provide you with sufficient resources to put into place a three-year induction program. Special pricing on books is available for those who purchase a NTK from Just ASK. Learn more.
These cards present over 40 real-world scenarios that occur on a regular basis. Mentors and administrators can engage in deep discussions about how to approach the problems presented. Learn more.
These cards describe 50 scenarios that pose challenges and concerns often faced by new teachers. These cards describe fifty 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.
This video clip features four highly skilled coaches from St. Vrain Valley School District, Longmont, Colorado, conferencing with the novice teachers with whom they have been working for the past eight months. Listen in as they demonstrate in authentic and unscripted sessions their use of reflective coaching, collaboration, and consulting. Also included are brief interviews with the coaches who describe how they make their decisions and with the protégées in which they explain the impact their coaches have on their success as novice teachers. See excerpt on the Just ASK YouTube Channel. Learn more.
Following a brief introductory lesson, this video clip features students working in collaborative writing teams where they provide each other support and growth-producing feedback and complete sophisticated self-assessments of their writing and their efforts. In addition to an uninterrupted classroom episode, a play-by-play analysis of the lesson and a reflective interview with the featured teacher are included. See excerpt on the Just ASK YouTube Channel. Learn more.
This video clip includes an uninterrupted classroom episode, an in-depth interview with the teacher, and a second version of the lesson with extensive commentary and play-by-play analysis of the planning, teaching, and learning involved in this episode. You will be amazed by the level of questioning and the smooth use of literacy in the science classroom. See excerpt on Just ASK YouTube Channel. Learn more.
This video clip includes a 14-minute uninterrupted classroom episode followed by an in-depth interview with the featured teacher providing thoughtful and provocative responses to the reflective questions asked. See YouTube on Just ASK YouTube Channel. Learn more.
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This collection is yours “Just for the ASKing!” It includes a monthly mentoring calendar/checklist; a monthly Mentoring Memo; multiple-page packets full of text, tools, and templates; the Mentor’s Opening of School Checklist; Mentoring in the 21st Century e-newsletter archives; Words of Wisdom Video Clip Collection; Powerpoint slides, and online tools and templates aligned with The 21st Century Mentor’s Handbook. Learn more.