Monthly archive December, 2010

Doug Lemov’s ‘Teach Like a Champion’ provides techniques that can help media teachers improve their effectiveness

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Having a break from grading papers, I had time to read Doug Lemov’s “Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College.” The book is targeted for teachers working with students who typically wouldn’t be planning to attend college (i.e., students in urban...

End of year/semester offers teachers opportunity to reflect and develop strategies for improving

by Julie Dodd Mentoring Committee co-chair This is the time of year when new teachers (and veteran teachers who are new to teaching journalism) are looking forward to the holiday break. Most are eager for a break from publication deadlines, paper grading and lesson planning. Many also are thinking about how they can make improvements...