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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...

Google Drive changes the way we teach

by Gary Lindsay JEA Mentoring Committee Iowa mentor In the two years since I last taught my summer writing seminar for teachers, the use of Google Drive has become widespread, and that has radically changed how I conducted the course I taught this summer at the University of Iowa Summer Journalism Workshops. In one response...

ASNE’s Youth Journalism Initiative offers services for high school media teachers and students

by Le Anne Wiseman Director, Youth Journalism Initiative American Society of News Editors ASNE’s Youth Journalism Initiative is funded by grants from the Knight Foundation and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. ASNE continues to seek future funding opportunities as well as the potential to partner and collaborate with organizations across the secondary school curriculum.  ...

Sending news release to local media lets you promote the success of your students

by Georgia and Wayne Dunn JEA Mentors, Ohio We were some pretty proud mentors at the Ohio Scholastic Media Association convention when OSMA executive director Candace Perkins Bowen announced the awards. Seven of our present and former mentees entered their students in individual contests, and their students won 226 awards! Here are two tips for advisers:...

Tjan’s venture capital firm uses questions to promote productive mentoring relationships

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Tony Tjan would agree on our approach to the JEA Mentoring Program. Tjan is the chief executive and a founder of Cue Ball, a venture capital firm in Boston, and was interviewed for The New York Times Corner Office profile. A major part of the interview with Tjan...

Free to Tweet contest encourages students and advisers to apply the power of Twitter to promoting the power of the First Amendment

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair From now until Dec. 15, 140 characters could mean $5,000. The First Amendment Center is sponsoring the second “Free to Tweet” event, which encourages high school, community college and university students (14 and older) to tweet their support of the First Amendment. By tweeting support for the First...

Mentoring Monday: Poor minority schools found to lack student media

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair I was interested in this blog post about high school media by Richard Prince on The Root. Prince comments on the study done by Peter Bobkowski, Mark Goodman and Candace Perkins Bowen that found poor minority schools lack student media. “Schools that reported having no student media had...

Teaching leadership principles through high school journalism classes

When I listened to This American Life’s Back-to-School program on helping students succeed, I was reminded once again of all the great teaching and learning that happens in high school journalism/media classrooms. Host Ira Glass talked with Paul Tough about his new book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. Tough...

Mentoring Monday: The Mentor Toolbox — I Love the Collaborative Assessment Log

By Linda Barrington, MJE JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair, JEA Wisconsin mentor One of the things I like best about the JEA Mentor Program is its emphasis on tailoring each mentoring experience to the needs of the individual mentee.  Even though I may not have experienced the same situations and struggles as each of them, I...

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: 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: Mentor Forum at JEA/NSPA convention in Seattle provides ideas, information sharing and fun for mentors

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair A special part of each JEA/NSPA convention is the Mentor Forum. The forum is a day-long program for the members of the JEA Mentoring Program. These photos from JEA Mentor Committee member Judy Robinson share some of the experiences for the mentors from the Seattle convention, April 2012....