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Special Announcement about Just ASK’s Mentoring Outreach

It is official! School is now open for all of us in the USA except for some of our colleagues in Puerto Rico. Let’s all be mindful as to how we can support our colleagues there.

For our part, Just ASK has several dozen books that have been returned from distributors with slight nicks or tears and no longer meet our standards for sale. We want to get them into the hands of educators in Puerto Rico who lost all their professional development resources. If you have contacts in Puerto Rico, please have them contact us at PuertoRico@justaskpublications.com with information about the schools in need. We will take it from there.

What else can you do? Do you have any professional learning resources that are surplus or that you are no longer using, but would be valuable for use by others?  If so, let us know. As part of this mentoring outreach, we are committing an additional $1,000.00 toward shipping the professional learning materials you are willing to share and that we agree would benefit our Puerto Rican colleagues. Once again, contact us at PuertoRico@justaskpublications.com so we can make this happen.

Both of these offers are good until available resources and funds are depleted. 

Together we can make a difference!


The Just ASK October Mentoring Checklist

Each issue of The Mentoring Memo features a mentoring checklist for the current time of the year. The October calendar is now available. These calendars, excerpted and updated from The 21st Century Mentor’s Handbook, offer suggestions for mentoring actions to support novice teachers and teachers new to the district. When you take a look at them, you will quickly see how useful they are. Be sure to forward them to your mentoring colleagues. Post them or a link to them on your district/school website.

Categories of assistance and support include:

  • Personal
  • Professionalism
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Organizational Systems
  • Students
  • Working with Colleagues
  • School and School System Policies and Procedures
  • Parents and Community

And, since the developer has a special education background, there is also a section titled Especially for Special Educators.




Tools of the Month



Going from GOOD to GREAT! Out of the dozens of resources available in the Mentoring Resources Collection, the three tools pictured above are particularly relevant at this time of the year. Take a look at all three and decide which one would make the most difference for the colleagues you are working to support. While it would be a GOOD action to select one to send to specific protégées, it would be a GREAT strategy to sit down with them using the selected tool as the focus of an extended discussion.

Click on graphics to download Tools of the Month




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 Just ASK Mentoring Statistics