Monthly archive June, 2012

Mentoring Monday: Library of Congress selects 88 books that ‘shaped America’

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair This is the time of year for reading lists. The what-to-read-at-the-beach list. The required-readings-for-school list. Here’s another list to help inform your readings. The Library of Congress has compiled a list of Books That Shaped America. The list of 88 books are listed in order by publication date...

Mentoring Monday: JEA Mentoring Program provides opportunity for mentors to become a team and friends

By Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair When we developed the concept of the JEA Mentoring Program five years ago, we envisioned that each state participating in the program would have at least two participating mentors. Our thought was that having at least two mentors from the same state would foster teamwork. Alabama mentors Jo...

Mentoring Monday: Three state winners of Al Neuharth Free Spirit scholarships are students of JEA mentees

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Congratulations to Mollie Cook, Logan Ulrich and Molly Zweibel, three high school journalists named as Free Spirit Scholars who are part of the JEA Mentoring Program. The three – representing Wisconsin, North Carolina and Pennsylvania – are students whose advisers have JEA mentors. Fifty-one students – representing the...

Mentoring Monday: What author Hilary Mantel’s one year of teaching shows about teaching as a profession

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair As food for thought for those graduating from college and entering the job market, The New York Times featured essays from five successful professionals who were asked to write about their earliest jobs. Author Hilary Mantel wrote about one of her earliest jobs – being an English teacher...