The April/May 2017 Mentoring Memo
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.
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.
Just ASK Mentoring Statistics
- Over 7,000 educators involved in mentoring work have attended one of our national institutes or our district-based mentoring workshops.
- Over 850 of our award-winning Mentoring in the 21st Century® Resource Kits and New Teacher Professional Development Kits are being used in districts across the country.
- Over 600,000 mentors and novice teachers have in their hands our The 21st Century Mentor’s Handbook or our new teacher’s book Why Didn’t I Learn This in College?