Monthly archive March, 2010

“Edutopia” offers tips for boosting teacher morale

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair The  headline of “Boosting Teacher Morale” caught my attention when I read the links of the latest online education of Edutopia, the digital newsletter from the George Lucas Educatonal Foundation. As we work with new teachers, we need to remember that teacher morale affects so much about what...

Kettle Moraine Press Association advisers’ seminar provides ideas, resources and inspiration for new advisers

by Linda Barrington JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair State and regional journalism conferences are ideal places to learn more, make new j-friends and renew j-friendships. The first weekend in March, the Kettle Moraine Press Association (KEMPA) hosts a Winter Advisers Seminar featuring a nationally known presenter for the major part of the program. This year John...

“Better Mentoring for Better Teaching” identifies three factors that improve teacher quality — and No. 1 is finding the right mentors

Linda Barrington and Nick Feretinos wanted to share “Better Mentoring for Better Teaching” from Education Week: The New Teacher Center in Santa Cruz (newteachercenter.org) is a leader in new teacher induction and support, so it’s useful to look at the words of its associate policy directer, Dara Barlin, as she addresses three of the Center’s...

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund changes name to Dow Jones News Fund

Editor’s note: The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund is joining other media organizations in changing its name to reflect the changes in the newspaper industry. The organization is now the Dow Jones News Fund. Here’s the news release provided by Linda Shockley, deputy director. PRINCETON, N.J. (March 23, 2010) — The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund has changed its...

Colorado JEA mentors Katy Gray and Dianne Gum to receive Colorado High School Press Association Medal of Merit

Editor’s note: The following post is abridged from the front-page story that ran in the Colorado High School Press Association newsletter, February 2010. by Kelley Bruce Robinson CHSPA Newsline Editor Dianne Gum and Katy Gray were selected to receive Medals of Merit from the Colorado High School Press Association. Both are mentors in the JEA...

Psychology teacher takes on newspaper advising duties to save program, attends summer journalism workshop, becomes a JEA mentee and energizes newspaper program

By Rick Brown California Mentor It is pretty obvious that working with folks who take on the challenge of newspaper advising is a tremendous reward in mentoring. I have been very lucky in working with folks like Terrill Korrell, Alecia Brown and Suzanna Johnson. I have also been involved with other advisers on an informal...

Doug Lemov’s Build a Better Teacher helps promote conversation about what can be done to help make teachers more effective

by Nick Ferentinos JEA Mentoring Committee This story from The New York Times Sunday Magazine (March 7), Building a Better Teacher, is worth a read. Written by Elizabeth Green, an education reporter and editor of gothamschools.org, she is the Spencer Fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School. The article looks at the efforts of one...

Add two more grammar books to your bookshelf; e-mailing resources helps mentor connect with mentees

Editor’s note: After posting the National Grammar Day, I received an e-mail from Konnie Krislock (CA mentor) with two resources that she sent her mentees. I then e-mailed her about how she shares resources with her mentees. Here’s the info from Konnie. by Konnie Krislock California mentor I thought I would pass along information about...

Celebrating National Grammar Day

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Thank goodness for the JEA listserv or I would have missed an important event. Today is National Grammar Day. Sandy Woodcock, director of the Newspaper Association of America Foundation, posted a news bulletin about National Grammar Day on the JEA listserv. Judy Robinson (JEA Mentoring Committee) spotted Sandy’s...