Monthly archive November, 2010

Caption Writing iDea with the iPad: Marilyn Chapman shares

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Marilyn Chapman (SC mentor), Judy Robinson (Mentoring Committee member) and I were at the Kansas City airport awaiting the same flight to Atlanta. We all have iPads and were discussing how we are using them in both our personal and professional lives. Marilyn shared a teaching tip on...

New editors receive AP Stylebook as a symbol of their new duties

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair During the JEA/NSPA convention in Kansas City, I ran into mentor Kay Locey (Washington) at the JEA Bookstore, and she was carrying a new 2010 AP Stylebook. Kay has a tradition of giving the new editors of the newspaper a copy of the AP Stylebook as a symbol...

On Being Mentored: A Panel Discussion

“On Being Mentored”  was a panel discussion with mentees at the JEA Kansas City Convention in the Fall of 2010. by Peggy Gregory The panel included Diane Hicks, mentor Gary Lindsey; Jessica Young, mentor Konnie Krislock; and Erica Rickard, former mentor Mary Anne McCloud who was also her high school journalism teacher What is one...

Mentor Forum: Mentor Language and Mentor Conversation led by Nick Ferentinos

by Peggy Gregory A video conversation between Mary Anne McCloud and her mentee Erica Rickard was viewed during the afternoon of the mentor training. Mentor trainer Nick Ferentinos prompted mentors to watch the video for: Mentor language – conversation stems Paraphrasing Clarifying questions Mediational questions Non-judgmental responses Suggestions Body language Mentors, who all agreed that...

Mentor Forum: Digital Judy on Blog and Mentor Radio

by Peggy Gregory Digital Judy, otherwise known as Judy Robinson, urged mentors to sign up for the JEA Mentoring Matters blog during her session, “Technology for Mentees.” Signing up will enable mentors to receive automatic emails for each blog update. Mentors will also find many helpful resources on the blog including a list of websites,...

Mentors Discuss Mentor Radio

At the recent Mentor Forum at the JEA convention in Kansas City we had afternoon breakout sessions. Three mentors, pictured left, decided to discuss Mentor Radio, its value, potential and their reactions. The recording is instructive in a number of ways.  I would encourage you to note whether you find the background voices distracting. The...

JEA mentors and committee member recognized at JEA/NSPA awards luncheon

Congratulations: JEA Medal of Merit – Marie Parsons NSPA Pioneer Award – Linda Barrington and Martha Rothwell From the JEA/NSPA convention in Kansas City

Photos from the Mentor Forum

Below enjoy a few photos, taken by Peggy Gregory, from the forum. Also the photos will be added to the Flickr files (see the link on the right) for you to add to your personal photo albums. [slideshow]

Randy Swikle on a Protocol for a Free & Responsible Student Media

Protocol for a Free & Responsible Student News Media – McCormick Foundation By Peggy Gregory Mentor Randy Swikle presented a newly published protocol for resolving conflict to the mentors at the Kansas City JEA/NSPA fall convention. Published by the McCormick Foundation, “The protocol was developed to help student journalists and school administrators build relationships that...

Strength Coaching with Nick

After the weclome and introductions by Peggy and Bill at the Mentor Forum in Kansas City, Nick led a session on Strength Coaching. We’ll be posting an article from Nick here a little later today (check back). But in the meantime here are the online resources Nick had for us in the workshop. Strengths resources...

Mentoring Forum getting ready to start

More than 20 of the JEA mentors are assembling at the Kansas City Convention Center for the all-day Mentor Forum. The Mentoring Committee met last night to make sure we’re ready for the forum and also to discuss committee business. Committee members (in photo): Judy Robinson (seated), Nick Ferentinos, Bill Flechtner, Linda Barrington, Peggy Gregory...

JEA Mentoring Matters available now

The latest release of Mentoring Matters is out. You can download your copy here (or right-click the image and save to your desktop).  Sit down for a an update of all that’s been happening in the program for the past few months.  It’s a good read.  If you don’t get time to read it before...