Monthly archive December, 2009

Thank goodness for Scholastic Journalism when I first started advising the high school newspaper

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee c0-chair Scholastic Journalism was the textbook on the bookshelf in my first high school classroom. The previous adviser, who was being “replaced” by me, hadn’t used a textbook. The newspaper program was more free form with her, but the adviser before her had ordered the books. Not having had...

Wiley publishing provides copies of Scholastic Journalism to JEA mentors

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Santa, in the disguise of a UPS delivery person, arrived this morning with a gift that any teacher enjoys receiving — a copy of a useful new textbook. Scholastic Journalism — the 11th edition — arrived as promised by Chris Hegg, the textbook representative from Wiley & Sons,...

Comments provide positive feedback on Mentor Forum

[Editor’s note: One of the last activities of the day-long Mentor Forum was asking the mentors to complete an evaluation of the day’s activities. Here are some of the results.] by Peggy Gregory JEA Mentoring Committee Reactions to the day were extremely positive. Comments included: I liked the adherence to the time and the clear...

Mentor Forum provides a full day of activities and discussion — from podcasting to role playing

[Editor’s note: Peggy continues her discussion of the Mentor Forum, held at the JEA/NSPA convention in Washington, D.C.] by Peggy Gregory JEA Mentoring Committee Konnie Krislock led an informative session — Helping the New Adviser Through Censorship. Konnie’s session was originally scheduled as a small group choice, but the team realized everyone present would want...