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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...
    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...

    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....

    Former mentor named Journalism Educator of Year

    Youth Journalism International of West Hartford, Connecticut has named Mentor Konnie Krislock, of Newport Coast, California, as Educator of the Year. Konnie wrote about this honor, “I have always been an admirer of the Pete Carroll theory on competing; ‘Finish Strong,’ he challenges.” In her final year teaching journalism, she is proud to have done...
    Starting From Scratch: Mentees help students launch new publication

    Starting From Scratch: Mentees help students launch new publication

    By Elizabeth Miller Today is March 5. Issue 5 of The Prowl goes to print this Thursday. It’s truly incredible that alongside 18 students, we’ve designed something that didn’t exist six months ago. Now we’re busy promoting our crosslisted newspaper production class (English and business and marketing departments) ahead of Belleville High School’s scheduling day in mid-March, and we just returned from a professionally...
    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...
    Tennessee's only school journalism mentor eager to start

    Tennessee’s only school journalism mentor eager to start

    BY AMY DAVIS It’ll be something students can hold in their hands. An actual newspaper. With paper and ink. No scrolling involved. “It’s going to be so exciting to hand them out and be like, ‘We did this,’” Upperman High School’s Stephanie Maxwell said. The senior student-journalist isn’t alone in her excitement. Teacher Renee Craig...
    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...
    Mentor Program helps new advisers develop leadership skills

    Mentor Program helps new advisers develop leadership skills

    A rewarding part of the JEA Mentoring Program is seeing the mentees and their students excel. New advisers stay in the Mentoring Program for typically two to three years. In that time, their mentors work with them to develop their advising and teaching abilities and encourage them to get involved in professional development. Jessica Young is one...
    Mentors learn computer design tips at Mentor Forum

    Mentors learn computer design tips at Mentor Forum

    To help mentors learn InDesign skills, Gary Lindsay demonstrates how to use Bridge to identify images. Mentors participated in a day-long Mentor Forum at the JEA/NSPA Convention in Orlando. – Mary Anne McCloud reporting from the Mentor Forum
    2015 new JEA mentor cohort ready to assist new journalism advisers

    2015 new JEA mentor cohort ready to assist new journalism advisers

    New mentors and trainers at the JEA Advisers Institute in Las Vegas, July 6-9, 2015 Front row: Linda Ballew (Montana), Katherine Patrick (Wyoming), Karen Boone (Oregon), Linda Barrington (Wisconsin/trainer) Back row: Gary Lindsay (Iowa/trainer), Bob Bair (Nebraska), Vicki Brennan (Florida), Steve Unruhe (North Carolina), Ann Visser (Iowa), Ray Hopfer (Oregon), Megan Fitzgerald (Florida), Bill Flechtner...