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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...

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,...

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....
New class of Mentors trained at Advisers Institute

New class of Mentors trained at Advisers Institute

         
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...