July 2016
Volume XIII Issue VII

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The Just ASK 2016 Opening of School Checklist

 

 

Bruce Oliver

Bruce Oliver, the author of Just for the ASKing!, lives in Burke, Virginia. He uses the knowledge, skills, and experience he acquired as a teacher, professional developer, mentor, and middle school principal as he works with school districts across the nation. He has written more than 150 issues of Just for the ASKing!  He is also a co-author of Creating a Culture for Learning published by Just ASK.

The Just ASK Opening of School Checklist is now available. This marks the 12th year it has been published and we are delighted to report that through the years it has been used by thousands of school leaders. The checklist tracks more than 100 tasks and provides space for you to identify who is responsible for each task and to establish deadlines. Actions and interactions are organized into focus areas:

  • Focus on teaching staff
  • Focus on teaching staff
  • Focus on students
  • Focus on parents
  • Focus on community
  • Focus on facilities

At this time of the year, I also want to remind you of the wide array of resources available on the Just ASK website. The website is organized into seven areas of focus. Each area includes information about our copyright-free resources, our publications and products, and our consulting services. The areas of focus as seen on the buttons below are listed on the website’s home page.

  • Best Practice in Teaching and Learning
  • Common Core
  • Mentoring and Induction
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Culture and Collaboration
  • Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
  • Supervision and Evaluation. 

Areas of Focus

Best Practice in Teaching and Learning Common Core Mentoring and Induction Instructional Leadership Culture and Collaboration Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners Supervision and Evaluation

The Just ASK Resource Center page displayed below houses even more resources and provides yet another access point to teaching, learning, and leading resources created either by Just ASK consultants and authors or by our colleagues with whom we work in hundreds of districts across the country. You’ll find tools and templates to support your use of our books and products, libraries of three e-newsletters with over 150 issues readily available for your use in professional learning initiatives and/or your school of district newsletters, and a look at what your colleagues across the country are doing to improve teaching and learning in their own schools.

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Oliver, Bruce. “The Just ASK 2016 Opening of School Checklist.” Just for the ASKing! July 2016. Reproduced with permission of Just ASK Publications & Professional Development (Just ASK). © 2016 Just ASK. All rights reserved. Available at www.justaskpublications.com.