Stump the Mentor at Seattle's Mentor Forum

Stump the Mentor at Seattle’s Mentor Forum

Mentors share experiences in “Stump the Mentor” In a part of their morning session at the Mentor Forum in Seattle, mentors were asked to share situations that were particularly challenging. Here are some of those, and notes of the discussion that followed: How and when do we give First Amendment...
Mentors at Work:  Focus on Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School in Nashville

Mentors at Work: Focus on Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School in Nashville

by Joy McCaleb, Tennessee mentor Courtney Schultz is a JEA mentee at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School in Nashville, Tenn. She is in her second year of teaching journalism and sponsoring the high school newspaper and her second year in the mentor program. Like many new teachers, she found herself with a new...
Mentee’s broadcast staff discovers asking good questions is only the first step

Mentee’s broadcast staff discovers asking good questions is only the first step

by Sheila Jones, JEA Mentor, Colorado Student reporters learn several important lessons when they enter a journalism classroom. One of the first is how to ask good questions. This definitely proved true for my JEA mentee Hannah Shapiro’s eight-person crew of broadcast journalists at Eagle Valley High School during Election...
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...
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...
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Former mentee leads roundtable discussion at JEA/NSPA convention

Rachel Rauch, former mentee at Homestead High School in Wisconsin, chairs a roundtable discussion for website advisers at the JEA/NSPA convention. Michelle Maynes from Spring Hill High School in Kansas and Matt Laufer from Chicago participated in the discussion. A goal of the JEA Mentoring Program is to help new advisers become confident classroom teachers and...
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...
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

Mentors share insights about mentoring successes at Mentor Forum

Katherine Patrick (left) and Phyllis Cooper discuss Analyzing a Mentor Success. Gary Lindsay led the activity that was the icebreaker to open the Mentor Forum at the JEA/NSPA convention in Orlando. Katherine is a new mentor in Wyoming. Phyllis is a mentor in North Carolina. – Mary Anne McCloud reporting from the Mentor Forum

Mentors learn potential journalistic uses of SnapChap

Mentors attending the Mentor Forum learn the possibilities of using SnapChat from digital expert Aaron Manfull. It does not involve pictures of naked people. Aaron is chair of the JEA Digital Media Committee and a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook “Student Journalism...

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...

New mentors training at JEA Advisers Institute in Las Vegas

      Mentor training is underway at the JEA Advisers Institute in Las Vegas. New Wyoming mentor Katherine Patrick and new Nebraska mentor Bob Bair sort possible strategies for helping new teachers. The mentor trainers are Mentor Committee members Linda Barrington, Bill Flecthner and Gary Lindsay. – Linda Barrington reporting from the training session...

Mentors meet with Outreach Academy participants in Denver

Mentors and Mentor Committee members joined the participants in the Outreach Academy for lunch at the JEA/NSPA Convention in Denver. The JEA Outreach Academy is a program to provide training and support for new high school and middle school media advisers. Some are new teachers, and some are experienced teachers but new to working with student...

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...