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Mentor reporting update

Fall Semester report deadline is Feb. 15 Mentoring chair Patrick Johnson has recently reminded us that we need to report our Mentoring activities for first semester no later than Feb. 15, 2019. Links to the forms To do so, we need to complete this form for each one of our mentees. Additionally, Patrick will use...
New coaching standards tweaked

New coaching standards tweaked

As part of today’s Mentor Forum at the JEA Fall Convention in Chicago, a session focused on coaching as part of teacher support. The JEA Mentor Program training is based on material from the world-renowned New Teacher Center training. So it was appropriate for the Chicago Mentor Forum to review a portion of the newly...
Procedures for Mentor, Mentee enrollment updated

Procedures for Mentor, Mentee enrollment updated

The procedures that JEA Mentors and Mentees need to follow to enroll and renew in the program have been updated. This includes the procedures for getting free JEA memberships for mentees. The process is outlined and explained in detail on the Becoming a JEA Mentor or Mentee page on Mentoring Matters. This static page will...
Mentor reports due June 30

Mentor reports due June 30

Mentors will be using two forms for submitting their spring semester and end of the year reports.  The reports are due  June 30, and must be completed before semester stipends can be processed. The first report, the Spring Mentor Report Form has been slightly revised from the one that mentors submitted last fall. Mentors need...
Just Published: Spring 2018 Mentoring Matters

Just Published: Spring 2018 Mentoring Matters

One of the hottest trends in scholastic journalism is the focus of the cover story in the Spring 2018 issue of Mentoring Matters newsletter. Sports journalism is a small but growing addition to the traditional offerings of scholastic journalism, a trend visible in new course titles and in the promotions of summer media workshops. Read...

Mentor reporting for second semester

Thank you all for completing the new End of Semester form for mentor reports for Fall 2017 semester. I hope you found the process workable for you. On the committee’s end, it is proving to be a much more effective way to access your reports. If you have any comments or suggestions on the process,...
Best practices for teacher induction

Best practices for teacher induction

With a nation-wide teacher shortage looming on the horizon, educators should be asking if there is a set of best practices for effectively bringing new teachers into our schools. Is there a best way to bring teachers into the profession? The question has been answered affirmatively by an old friend of JEA Mentoring, the New...

Using the Google form to file Semester Reports

JEA Mentors, please use the new Google form to report your semester’s mentoring activities. The form will help you organize your information. The information will automatically go to JEA Mentoring, but there is no easy way to direct this to your SPA or others you wish to have the information. Because of this, we recommend...
Fall issue of Mentoring Matters Newsletter

Fall issue of Mentoring Matters Newsletter

The fall 2017 edition of Mentoring Matters includes: New mentors hone their mentoring skills Meet the 2017 class of mentors Mentoring committee share program responsibilities Best advice from my mentors Mentee exit surveys show how mentoring helped them Click on this link to download the issue as a PDF — Mentoring Matters Fall 2017 for web...

New form for mentor reports

The Mentoring Committee has developed a Google form to use for reporting your mentoring activities. This calls for essentially the same information JEA Mentors have been reporting on their narrative reports, but the new form will make it easier for Mentors to do their reports and for the committee to compile the information it needs....
Digital resources from Mentor Forum

Digital resources from Mentor Forum

Mary Anne’s Top Digital Resources JEA Digital Media: This incredible resource offers one-stop shopping for all things media curated by JEA’s Digital Media Committee. National Scholastic Press Association and of course JEA connects student journalists through critiques, competitions and conventions. Student Press Law Center is the best source of information on student press rights, censorship...

Pacemaker finalists featured

Colorado mentor Shelia Jones has shared some good news about her mentee Hannah Shapiro, of Eagle Valley High, Gypsum, Colorado. After Shapiro’s broadcast video kids were named finalists for a Pacemaker they were featured in an article in the Vail Daily September 19. The article quoted Shapiro saying, “It’s the scholastic Pulitzer Prize.” The article...