Best Teaching Practices / Scholastic Journalism

Poynter’s NewsU offers online course for high school journalism teachers

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair For journalism teachers — such as our mentees — who are seeking ways to increase their advising skill set, the Poynter Institute’s NewsU is offering an online course that can help. Becoming a More Effective Adviser: Journalism Values and Craft will run for three weeks (July 25 – … Continue reading

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High school journalism teachers can win free class sets of Wall Street Journal

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund will be awarding class sets of The Wall Street Journal for the 2011-2012 school year. High school teachers enter the selection process by submitting a 250-word essay on how they will use the newspapers in their media classes. The deadline for submitting an … Continue reading

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Mentoring Forum getting ready to start

More than 20 of the JEA mentors are assembling at the Kansas City Convention Center for the all-day Mentor Forum. The Mentoring Committee met last night to make sure we’re ready for the forum and also to discuss committee business. Committee members (in photo): Judy Robinson (seated), Nick Ferentinos, Bill Flechtner, Linda Barrington, Peggy Gregory … Continue reading

Mentoring Updates

College faculty recognized for contributions to scholastic journalism

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Three college faculty members were recognized for their contributions to scholastic journalism during the Association for Education in Journalism and Communications Conference this week in Denver. Brian Poulter and Sally Renaud of Eastern Illinois University and Jock Lauterer of UNC Chapel Hill were the first and second place … Continue reading

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Mentor and mentee model mentoring conversation

Kansas mentor Mary Anne McCloud and her mentee Erika Rickard joined us this afternoon to demonstrate a mentoring conversation. The new mentors observed and afterwards Nick Ferentinos guided a discussion of how the conversation was structured to make it productive and positive. Judy Robinson recorded the conversation so we can show it to other mentors. … Continue reading