Monthly archive June, 2011

Mentoring Monday: Improved newspaper program leads to staff cohesion, college opportunities and positive year for adviser

Editor’s note: Martha Rockwell, a Journalism Education Association mentor in North Carolina, shared this story of Leah Baisden, who is one of her mentees. Baisden is the newspaper adviser at South Iredell High School in Troutman, N.C. by Martha Rockwell North Carolina mentor Last year as I sat in Leah Baisden’s classroom for the end of the...

JEA Mentoring Committee members — connected in scholastic journalism outreach efforts now and 33 years ago

by Peggy Gregory JEA Mentoring Committee “Watch your back” took on a much more pleasant connotation for me recently. As I was sorting through piles of books and saved memorabilia in a cupboard of my spare bedroom in preparation for new bookshelves to be moved in, I came across an old set of C:JETs (JEA’s...

Mentoring Monday: JEA mentor helps adviser develop confidence, expand student learning opportunities

Jessica Young is newspaper and yearbook adviser at Orange Glen High School in Escondido, Calif., and one of Konnie Krislock’s JEA mentees. Here’s a Q&A with Young about her experience in the mentoring program and her advising. Q: What is your background in advising? Young: I have been advising the paper for three years and...

Mentoring Monday: Mentors give advice and also receive advice from their mentees

by Ellen Kersey Oregon Mentor As a retired English and journalism teacher, it is my joy to mentor high school advisers. I can help in so many areas, primarily writing copy and captions, and a little bit with design (not my specialty). But I hadn’t figured on actually getting help from one of the advisers...

Deadline for making nominations for JEA awards is July 1

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Now’s the time to make nominations for JEA awards. The deadline for most awards is July 1. Check the JEA website for the list of awards and information about how to make nominations. JEA awards recognize veteran advisers, promising new advisers, media organizations, and supportive school administrators. You...

Mentoring Monday: Journalism adviser and class at Lee High School (Huntsville, Ala.) learn InDesign to launch literary magazine

JEA Mentor Nora Stephens took this photo at Lee High School in Huntsville and provides this report. Michelle Sisson (on left), one of my mentees, is the creative writing teacher at Lee High School. Beth Pugh (on right) was my newspaper editor at Huntsville High in 1989. Beth holds a master’s in journalism and has...