Area of Focus
Mentoring and Induction
Publications and Products

Jennifer Maldonado, Instructional Technologist/New Teacher Induction Coordinator in Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District, Texas, shares how Just ASK induction and mentoring publications and products have enhanced her work in multiple ways for over 14 years.

 

The 21st Century Mentor's Handbook

The 21st Century Mentor’s Handbook

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 seing 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 or on CD-ROM. Learn more.

 

 

 WWhy Didn't I Learn This in College?hy Didn’t I Learn This in College?

Support your new teachers by providing them with the resource that prepares them for 21st century classrooms. The second edition of Why Didn’t I Learn This in College? 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. Learn more.

 

MRKFHMentoring in the 21st Century­® Facilitator’s Handbook

An essential component of our Mentoring in the 21st Century® Resource Kit, this 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 on a CD-ROM. Learn more.

 

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New Teacher Professional Development Facilitator’s Handbook

The foundation for our New Teacher Professional Development Kit, this facilitator’s handbook provides the teaching notes and handouts you need to design 30 hours of professional learning for a three-year induction program. The materials are appropriate for novice teachers, alternative certification teachers, and experienced teachers new to the district. The handouts and over 40 additional active learning strategies for adults are included in hard copy and on a CD-ROM. Learn more.

 

Mentoring in the 21st Century­® Resource Kit

This kit, named by District Administration as one of the Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products, provides 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 DVDs) 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 on CD-ROM. To further enhance your training program, a selection of seven DVDs, a CD-ROM of 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.

Mentoring Resource Kit

New Teacher Professional Development Kit

This 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 New Teacher Professional Development Facilitator’s Handbook and handout masters are included in hard copy and on CD-ROM, coupled with a collection of seven DVDs, a CD-ROM of visual tools to use in preparing PowerPoint presentations, and six sets of What do You Do When… Cards that address challenges and concerns often faced by new teachers. These tools provide you with sufficient resources to put into place a three-year induction program. Special pricing on books is available for kit purchasers through Just ASK. Learn more.

New Teacher Professional Development Resource Kit

Mentoring and Supervision Scenarios What Do You Do When...Cards

 

Mentoring and Supervision Scenarios What Do You Do When… Cards

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.

 New Teacher Challenges and Concerns What Do You Do When...Cards

 

New Teacher Challenges and Concerns What Do You Do When… Cards

These cards describe 50 scenarios that pose challenges and concerns for by new teacher-mentor pairs, groups of new teachers, school-based teams, or for role plays in multiple settings. Learn more.

 

Collegial ConversationsCollegial Conversations DVD

This DVD features four highly skilled coaches 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. Learn more.

 

 Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: 2nd Grade Writer’s WorkshopTeaching and Learning in the 21st Century: 2nd Grade Writer’s Workshop DVD

Following a brief introductory lesson, this DVD 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. Learn more.

 

 
Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: 3rd Grade ScienceTeaching and Learning in the 21st Century: 3rd Grade Science DVD

This DVD 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. Learn more.

 

 

Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: 4th/5th Grade Writer's WorkshopTeaching and Learning in the 21st Century:4th/5th Grade Writer’s Workshop DVD

This DVD 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. Learn more.