Area of Focus
Supervision and Evaluation
Publications and Products

Leading the Learning: A Field Guide for Supervision and Evaluation

This text explores the collaborative contexts in which educational leaders work to ensure that  student learning is the central focus of all stakeholders. No matter 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.

Instruction for All Students

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.

Instruction for All Students Common Core Special Edition

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.

Creating a Culture for Learning: Your Guide to PLCs and More

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. This book is based on the belief that all schools must create cultures that promote professional growth in order to succeed in their commitment to the achievement of high standards by all students. Learn more.

Principal’s Library

As instructional leaders, principals need to have their finger on the pulse of all facets of the teaching and learning occurring in the school. This comprehensive collection provides a common language and concept system across the spectrum. Priced at $150, more than 30% off regular price of $234.65, this is a world-class bargain.

  • Leading the Learning
  • Creating a Culture for Learning: Your Guide to PLCs and More
  • Instruction for All Students
  • Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
  • Why Didn’t I Learn This in College?
  • The 21st Century Mentor’s Handbook
  • Active Learning and Engagement Strategies

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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.