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Procedures for Mentor, Mentee enrollment updated

Procedures for Mentor, Mentee enrollment updated

The procedures that JEA Mentors and Mentees need to follow to enroll and renew in the program have been updated. This includes the procedures for getting free JEA memberships for mentees. The process is outlined and explained in detail on the Becoming a JEA Mentor or Mentee page on Mentoring...
Mentor reports due June 30

Mentor reports due June 30

Mentors will be using two forms for submitting their spring semester and end of the year reports.  The reports are due  June 30, and must be completed before semester stipends can be processed. The first report, the Spring Mentor Report Form has been slightly revised from the one that mentors...
Just Published: Spring 2018 Mentoring Matters

Just Published: Spring 2018 Mentoring Matters

One of the hottest trends in scholastic journalism is the focus of the cover story in the Spring 2018 issue of Mentoring Matters newsletter. Sports journalism is a small but growing addition to the traditional offerings of scholastic journalism, a trend visible in new course titles and in the promotions...
Starting From Scratch: Mentees help students launch new publication

Starting From Scratch: Mentees help students launch new publication

By Elizabeth Miller Today is March 5. Issue 5 of The Prowl goes to print this Thursday. It’s truly incredible that alongside 18 students, we’ve designed something that didn’t exist six months ago. Now we’re busy promoting our crosslisted newspaper production class (English and business and marketing departments) ahead of Belleville High School’s scheduling day in mid-March, and...
Mentors at Work:  Focus on Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School in Nashville

Mentors at Work: Focus on Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School in Nashville

by Joy McCaleb, Tennessee mentor Courtney Schultz is a JEA mentee at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School in Nashville, Tenn. She is in her second year of teaching journalism and sponsoring the high school newspaper and her second year in the mentor program. Like many new teachers, she found herself with a new...
Mentee’s broadcast staff discovers asking good questions is only the first step

Mentee’s broadcast staff discovers asking good questions is only the first step

by Sheila Jones, JEA Mentor, Colorado Student reporters learn several important lessons when they enter a journalism classroom. One of the first is how to ask good questions. This definitely proved true for my JEA mentee Hannah Shapiro’s eight-person crew of broadcast journalists at Eagle Valley High School during Election...
Tennessee's only school journalism mentor eager to start

Tennessee’s only school journalism mentor eager to start

BY AMY DAVIS It’ll be something students can hold in their hands. An actual newspaper. With paper and ink. No scrolling involved. “It’s going to be so exciting to hand them out and be like, ‘We did this,’” Upperman High School’s Stephanie Maxwell said. The senior student-journalist isn’t alone in...
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Mentor reporting for second semester

Thank you all for completing the new End of Semester form for mentor reports for Fall 2017 semester. I hope you found the process workable for you. On the committee’s end, it is proving to be a much more effective way to access your reports. If you have any comments or suggestions on the process,...
Best practices for teacher induction

Best practices for teacher induction

With a nation-wide teacher shortage looming on the horizon, educators should be asking if there is a set of best practices for effectively bringing new teachers into our schools. Is there a best way to bring teachers into the profession? The question has been answered affirmatively by an old friend of JEA Mentoring, the New...

Using the Google form to file Semester Reports

JEA Mentors, please use the new Google form to report your semester’s mentoring activities. The form will help you organize your information. The information will automatically go to JEA Mentoring, but there is no easy way to direct this to your SPA or others you wish to have the information. Because of this, we recommend...
Fall issue of Mentoring Matters Newsletter

Fall issue of Mentoring Matters Newsletter

The fall 2017 edition of Mentoring Matters includes: New mentors hone their mentoring skills Meet the 2017 class of mentors Mentoring committee share program responsibilities Best advice from my mentors Mentee exit surveys show how mentoring helped them Click on this link to download the issue as a PDF — Mentoring Matters Fall 2017 for web...

New form for mentor reports

The Mentoring Committee has developed a Google form to use for reporting your mentoring activities. This calls for essentially the same information JEA Mentors have been reporting on their narrative reports, but the new form will make it easier for Mentors to do their reports and for the committee to compile the information it needs....
Digital resources from Mentor Forum

Digital resources from Mentor Forum

Mary Anne’s Top Digital Resources JEA Digital Media: This incredible resource offers one-stop shopping for all things media curated by JEA’s Digital Media Committee. National Scholastic Press Association and of course JEA connects student journalists through critiques, competitions and conventions. Student Press Law Center is the best source of information on student press rights, censorship...

Pacemaker finalists featured

Colorado mentor Shelia Jones has shared some good news about her mentee Hannah Shapiro, of Eagle Valley High, Gypsum, Colorado. After Shapiro’s broadcast video kids were named finalists for a Pacemaker they were featured in an article in the Vail Daily September 19. The article quoted Shapiro saying, “It’s the scholastic Pulitzer Prize.” The article...

Mentee named Rising Star, Pennsylvania Journalism Teacher of Year

Kate Plows, CJE,  art and journalism adviser at Malvern (PA) Preparatory School has been twice honored recently, earning both JEA’s Rising Star Award and as the 2017 Pennsylvania Journalism Teacher of the Year. Plows advises The Blackfriar Chronicle, and the digital publication, The Friar’s Lantern at the Malvern, Pennsylvania school. Plows, in her 14th year...

Former mentor named Journalism Educator of Year

Youth Journalism International of West Hartford, Connecticut has named Mentor Konnie Krislock, of Newport Coast, California, as Educator of the Year. Konnie wrote about this honor, “I have always been an admirer of the Pete Carroll theory on competing; ‘Finish Strong,’ he challenges.” In her final year teaching journalism, she is proud to have done...
KEMPA publications win $2,000 grants from Evjue Foundation

KEMPA publications win $2,000 grants from Evjue Foundation

  The Norse Star, Stoughton High School’s student newspaper, and The Prowl, Belleville High School’s student newspaper, each received a grant in the amount of $2,000 from The Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times, on May 12, 2017. The Norse Star staff will use these funds for registration fees for 18...

Oregon mentee named Rookie Media Adviser of Year

Heather Treanor, mentee and media adviser at Estacada High School, in Estacada, Oregon, has received the 2017 Oregon Rookie Media Adviser of the Year. She has reestablished the print and on-line paper, expanded the yearbook and doubled the number of students in the program. She has defended her students’ press rights several times. According to...
Stump the Mentor at Seattle's Mentor Forum

Stump the Mentor at Seattle’s Mentor Forum

Mentors share experiences in “Stump the Mentor” In a part of their morning session at the Mentor Forum in Seattle, mentors were asked to share situations that were particularly challenging. Here are some of those, and notes of the discussion that followed: How and when do we give First Amendment Advice? Make sure you have...