Monthly archive March, 2011

What Mark C. Carnes’ Reacting to the Past and scholastic journalism have in common — setting students’ minds on fire

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Setting Students’ Minds on Fire, a commentary by Mark C. Carnes  in The Chronicle of Higher Education, has led to discussions on blogs and in person about how can we as teachers can get students more engaged in their own learning in a deep and powerful way —...

Strengths coaching: Mentoring to help new teachers improve their strengths

by Nick Ferentinos JEA Mentoring Committee When making assessments about a teacher’s practice, mentors often want to start with deficits, what the person does not do well, much as many teachers do when they’re looking at student work. For that matter, new teachers usually begin self-assessments by raising what they think is wrong with their...