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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...
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...
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...
Mentors evaluate mentee situations and determine strategies during Mentor Forum

Mentors evaluate mentee situations and determine strategies during Mentor Forum

Sharing experiences, Janice Hatfield (left), Carol Eanes (center) and Phyllis Cooper reflect on Share a Situation and Strategy during the Mentor Forum at the JEA/NSPA Convention in Orlando. The Forum, following mentor training strategies from the New Teacher Center, promotes interactive work and sharing of best practices. – Mary Anne McCloud reporting from the Mentor...

Mentor Forum kicks off at JEA/NSPA convention in Orlando

The Mentor Forum kicked off Thursday morning at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention in Orlando. Mentors in the program participated in a day-long workshop that included getting to know the new mentors in the program, sharing mentoring strategies, and learning about technology applications for scholastic journalism. The forum was led by Gary Lindsay, Mary Anne McCloud...

Mentoring Matters Fall 2015 – Read latest updates about JEA Mentoring Program

The Fall 2015 edition of Mentoring Matters includes: Welcome to the new mentors in the program Angela Filo, a major funder and supporter of the JEA Mentoring Program, receives Friend of Scholastic Journalism Award from JEA Mentees taking on leadership and winning awards California mentor Konnie Krislock and her fight for First Amendment Rights for...
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...

New JEA mentors learn strategies to use in their work with new media advisers

Envisioning what makes a quality teacher, new mentor Vicki Brennan from Florida explains her group’s list of what this teacher would feel about students or instruction. The new mentors are participating in training at the JEA Advisers Institute. The JEA mentor training incorporates many of the active learning strategies used by the New Teacher Center‘s...

Mentor Program updates at JEA/NSPA Convention in Denver – report and newsletter

Linda Barrington presented a report about the Mentor Program to the mentors during the Mentor Forum at the JEA/NSPA Convention in Denver, April 16. One way the Mentor Program explains its activities and recruits participants is through a semi-annual newsletter, which Linda edits. The newsletter is published to coincide with the JEA/NSPA conventions. Mentors request...

Mentor Forum provides full day of training and sharing

The Mentoring Forum, held at the JEA/NSPA Convention in Denver, provided a full day of workshop activities for the mentors. Activities included brainstorming sessions, sessions on InDesign and Photoshop, and a discussion of two readings about mentoring. Mentors participated in a Fishbowl sharing session and then brainstormed several ways the mentors could use that technique with mentees...
Mentor Forum provides opportunity for professional development at JEA/NSPA Convention in Denver

Mentor Forum provides opportunity for professional development at JEA/NSPA Convention in Denver

The Mentor Forum will be going on today at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Convention in Denver. Lots of mentoring strategies and technology tips will be shared by the mentors who are attending. The mentors, many of whom who have been working together for more than five years, also will have the opportunity to hear about...

Mentoring Matters Spring 2015 – Read latest updates about JEA Mentoring Program

The Spring 2015 edition of Mentoring Matters includes: Teamwork of JEA Mentoring Program and scholastic press associations Map of where JEA mentors are working with new advisers Profile data of mentees Mentees’ comments about their experiences working with JEA mentors Click on this link for the newsletter — Mentoring_Matters_Spring_2015 You can read previous issues of the newsletter...