Monthly archive July, 2012

Mentoring Monday: Gary Rubinstein offers don’ts for new teachers that mentors can include in their coaching

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair New teachers certainly will make some mistakes in their beginning days and months of teaching. Gary Rubinstein, a veteran math teacher who began in the second-ever Teach for America institute, offered 10 don’ts for beginning teachers in an article in Educational Leadership. I’m going to highlight four don’ts....

Mentoring Monday: ASPA’s Long Weekend provides opportunity for advisers to share expertise to improve student media

Connie Nolen, an adviser from Pelham High School (Pelham, Ala.), spent nearly two hours of nonstop instruction at a University of Alabama campus eatery, counseling JEA mentee Tyrone Jones on all aspects of literary magazine advising. The meeting was arranged by JEA mentor Marie Parsons, on the recommendation of another mentee, Melissa Dixon, who has...

Mentoring Monday: Guide to Broadcast and Video now available

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Good news for broadcast and video advisers. Members of the JEA Digital Media Committee have created a Guide to Broadcast and Video to be a resource for advisers who are working broadcast or video. The guide is set up in sections that make it easy to find the...

Mentoring Monday: How writing an essay could win classroom set of The Wall Street Journal

Here’s a competition that Journalism Education Association mentees may be interested in – with the winner receiving a classroom set of The Wall Street Journal. Linda Shockley, Dow Jones News Fund deputy director, sends this information: For the fourth consecutive year, media teachers can compete to win a year’s classroom subscription to The Wall Street...