Area of Focus
Mentoring and Induction
Workshops, Institutes, and Consulting Services


View images from The Just ASK Spring 2018 Mentoring in the 21st Century® Institute
that was held April 18-20, 2018, in Washington, D.C.


Why Didn’t I Learn This in College?®

This multi-day workshop series is designed for educators with 0-3 years of experience. Practical in nature, this workshop series is grounded philosophically by the essential question, “What do schools and classrooms look like when they are organized around the commitment to the achievement of high standards by all students?” A focus on building a positive and productive learning environment rather than an environment based on compliance and control seems to be an important first step. That has to be combined with the eternal quest for systems that work for handling the paper flow to and from and within the classroom, facilitating student learning, and to not only acquiring the necessary instructional tools, but also being able to find them when we need them! This workshop series has been the ticket to success in many districts! 

Why Didn't I Learn This in College? Workshop

Mentoring in the 21st Century

This acclaimed professional development series is designed for all who play a role in the new teacher induction process. Participants work collaboratively to explore the information and tools they need to work directly with novice teachers and to serve as program directors. Formats for identifying needed areas of support, determining interaction options, and building a repertoire for providing feedback are popular topics in this series. Just ASK offers this professional development opportunity onsite, in national institutes, and welcomes the collaboration of associations and districts in hosting institutes in their area. 


Keynotes, Conference Sessions, and One-Day Seminars

  • Mentoring in the 21st Century®
  • Top Ten Tips for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
  • Who Are Our New Teachers?
  • Data-Driven Decisions and Discussions
  • Growth-Producing Feedback
  • Peer Observation Possibilities