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    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...

    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...

    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...

    Mentee named Rising Star, Pennsylvania Journalism Teacher of Year

    Kate Plows, CJE,  art and journalism adviser at Malvern (PA) Preparatory School has been twice honored recently, earning both JEA’s Rising Star Award and as the 2017 Pennsylvania Journalism Teacher of the Year. Plows advises The Blackfriar Chronicle, and the digital publication, The Friar’s Lantern at the Malvern, Pennsylvania school. Plows, in her 14th year...
    New class of Mentors trained at Advisers Institute

    New class of Mentors trained at Advisers Institute

             
    Fall Mentoring Matters newsletter

    Fall Mentoring Matters newsletter

    The fall 2016 edition of Mentoring Matters includes: Challenges and strategies of long-distance mentoring Mentors go back to class — at the mentor forums at each convention Funders are catalysts for change through Mentor Program Mentees explain what they value about their mentors Meet the newest cadre of mentors Click on this link to download the...
    Veteran advisers learn mentoring skills

    Veteran advisers learn mentoring skills

    Certainly adept in teaching journalism and advising student media, three new mentors joined the JEA Mentor Program after finishing three days of intensive training, held at the JEA Advisers Institute in July. They are the 10th group of mentors to be trained for the Mentor Program. Joy McCaleb is the first JEA mentor from Tennessee and...
    Mentoring Matters Spring 2016 -- Read the latest information about the Mentor Program

    Mentoring Matters Spring 2016 — Read the latest information about the Mentor Program

    The Spring 2016 edition of Mentoring Matters includes: Report from mentors identifying main challenges to new advisers Mentees explain how their mentors have been important to them Map of all the current mentees and their mentors Mentees at high-poverty, urban and rural schools explain the difficulties they face. Mentor share advice for dealing with this difficult...
    Mentor Program remembers Nick Ferentinos

    Mentor Program remembers Nick Ferentinos

    Nick Ferentinos, one of the founders of the JEA Mentor Program, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. As a former journalism teacher and mentor trainer for the New Teacher Center, Nick emphasized to us the effectiveness of a formal mentoring program. He acted as JEA’s liaison with the...
    Mentors enjoy camaraderie at dinner following Mentor Forum

    Mentors enjoy camaraderie at dinner following Mentor Forum

    After the day-long Mentor Forum, the JEA mentors go to dinner as a group. This gives them the opportunity to swap mentoring stories and advice, get to know new mentors in the program, and to explore the area of the convention. The mentors went to dinner at Disney Springs following their Thursday workshop. Here’s one...
    JEA mentors help judge WriteOff entries at Orlando convention

    JEA mentors help judge WriteOff entries at Orlando convention

      One of the roles that JEA mentors play at conventions is judging the WriteOff competitions. Here’s a group of the mentors at the WriteOff judging session at the JEA/NSPA convention in Orlando. From left to right: Linda Ballew, Stan Zoeller, Carmen Wendt, Carol Strauss, Linda Barrington and Carol Smith. The WriteOff competitions drew 2,003 entries...