Monthly archive August, 2011

Three ways the New York Times Student Journalism Week can help high school journalism teachers

The New York Times’ Learning Network just ran a four-day Student Journalism Week. Fortunately, the four days of posts and numerous related resources are available online. Here are three ways high school journalism teachers can benefit from these materials. 1. Help develop the rationale you use to promote the value of your high school journalism...

Judy Robinson named the David Adams Journalism Educator of the Year for 2011

Congratulations to JEA Mentoring Committee’s Judy Robinson for being named the 2011 David Adams Journalism Educator of the Year by the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The award was announced at the AEJMC convention in St. Louis last week. In presenting the award, SJD head Vanessa Shelton...

How role playing can help student journalists rehearse for interview situations — and create important teachable moments

by Katy Gray Colorado Mentor I agree with Peggy’s post about the value of the modeling format, and think it would be an excellent way to teach students news law and ethics. Early in the year all student reporters should become familiar with their publication’s editorial policy.  Reporters should not have to wing it when...

Teacher preparation should include: Creating classroom procedures and modeling learning for students

Editor’s note: I’ve asked members of the JEA Mentoring Committee, mentors and others to share their views about what should be included in teacher preparation programs. Peggy Gregory is a member of the JEA Mentoring Committee and helps plan and conduct the Mentor Forums at the JEA/NSPA conventions. She is the Language Arts Specialist for...