Monthly archive February, 2012

Mentoring Monday: 4 insights in discussion of how to help high school students be successful with difficult literature (and other challenging subjects)

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentor Committee co-chair The positive of making a trip to the dentist this past week was being able to catch a portion of The Diane Rehm Show as I drove to the appointment. Rehm and her guests — Meredith Goldsmith (professor of English, Ursinus College; vice president, The Edith Wharton Society),...

Mentoring Monday: We could all use a mentor or two

by Kay Windsor North Carolina mentor When I read “Top athletes and singers have coaches. Should you?”, an article in The New Yorker sent to me by a family member after we had talked about mentoring and why it’s helpful, I couldn’t help but think of the mentors I’ve had and continue to have in...

Mentoring Monday: Interview with mentee Maggie Cogar

by Judy Robinson Mentoring Committee Member Maggie Cogar joined us at the Scholastic Press Association Roundtable at the JEA/NSPA convention in Minneapolis.  I’ve been attending the SPA session for years.  You don’t need to be a SPA director to attend.  The roundtable, led by Julie Dodd, always has relevant information and discussion for all us...

Mentoring Monday: Wisconsin mentor provides Web training for students in Hawai’i

By Linda Barrington JEA Mentor Committee co-chair Wisconsin mentor Aloha, my friends. Hawai‘i is more than hula, leis and luaus. The people are multicultural with pride in Hawai‘ian heritage and history. Nowhere is this more evident than at Kamehameha Schools on Maui. I visited their campus in Pukalani, part way up slope of Mount Haleakala,...