Monthly archive April, 2011

JEA mentees share how mentors help them in their role as media advisers

by Linda Barrington Mentoring Committee co-chair It isn’t easy being a green new media adviser, and five JEA mentees shared their experiences in a panel discussion at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention in Anaheim, Calif., last Saturday. Mentee Erica Hand (Milwaukie, Ore.) spoke frankly about the reaction to her students’ article that...

A reminder of how to engage readers in student media

JEA Yearbook Adviser of the Year Sarah Nichols challenged us to get involved in media coverage. During her award speech at the JEA/NSPA convention in Anaheim, she asked us to get out our smartphones, take photos and post those photos to social media sites. She reminded the audience of the potential of social media to...

Strengths Coaching with Nick Ferentinos

Nick Ferentinos leads a session on strengths coaching at the mentor forum. Ferentinos said to use other sources to help identify strengths. In particular, a mentor is important in helping a mentee identify and remember previous successes (#2) 1. Confirmation from others 2. Prior successes; this is where we use the log record to help...

First thing in the morning

First thing in the morning: group shot.

Mentor forum starts at Anaheim

The JEA mentor program has begun its sixth Mentor Forum. In 2011 we are at Anaheim. The mentor committee has been preparing for months and trust sharing, bonding, learning will be enjoyed by all. Members of the JEA Mentoring Committee: Nick Ferentinos, Linda Barrington (co-chair), Mary Anne McCloud, Judy Robinson, Julie Dodd (co-chair), Peggy Gregory and...

10 tips for having a great experience when you take students to a convention

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair This time next week, more than 4,000 high school journalism students and teachers will be attending the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Convention in Anaheim. The convention is a highlight of the school year for students and teachers alike as they have several days focused only on...

How donorschoose.org can help high school journalism programs

by Georgia Dunn JEA mentor (Ohio) Ohio JEA mentee Beth Bloom and her students from Amelia High School in the West Clermont School District near Cincinnati are the proud owners of a new Nikon camera – and it was donated to them. Bloom and her students put together a project for the website donorschoose.org. According...