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The April/May 2017 Mentoring Memo

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Each issue of Just ASK’s Mentoring Memo features mentoring calendars for the current time of the year. The April and May mentoring calendars are included in this issue. These monthly calendars, excerpted and updated from The 21stCentury Mentor’s Handbook, offer suggestions for mentoring actions to support novice teachers and teachers new to the district. When you check out the calendars, you will quickly see how useful they can be in your mentoring work.

   Download the April Calendar

Download the May Calendar

 


Tools for April and May

It is always interesting to contemplate and write about the closing of the school year. As revealed in the chart below, some schools are just a month from closing and some have two full months to go. That makes knowing what those involved in mentoring and induction programs are working on a bit complicated. To that end, I am combining the April and May Mentoring Memos so that whenever your schools end the school year, the information you need, including the calendars for both months, is at your fingertips.

Last Day of School 2017

May 24  Tulsa, Oklahoma
May 31  Orlando (OCPS), Florida
June  2  Denver, Colorado
June  8  Indianapolis, Indiana
June  9  Los Angeles, California
June 14 Washington D.C.
June 21 Boston, Massachusetts
June 23 Fairfax County, Virginia

 

The tools provided in this memo include two new tools as well as a highly recommended time-tested tool.  The new tools are short snippets from participants in our workshops in which they describe and reflect on how they used active learning strategies to review for assessments and to spiral instruction back to promote deeper understanding. These documents feature strategies found in Active Learning and Engagement Strategies and Why Didn’t I Learn This in College?  This special edition of the time-tested tool Celebrating Our Year includes tools for ceremonies celebrating the successful completion of the school year as well as tools for reflection and program evaluation.

 

 

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