New teachers can benefit from mentor models in their classrooms
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New teachers can benefit from mentor models in their classrooms

By Linda Barrington, MJE JEA Mentor Program chair I always listen to Nick Ferentinos when it comes to mentoring. A retired journalism teacher and master mentor for the New Teacher Center in Santa Cruz, Calif., Nick and Steve O’Donoghue (California Scholastic Jouralism Initiative) brought the idea of a Mentor Program to JEA in 2007. So … Continue reading

Thanks to Julie Dodd & Judy Robinson for contributions to JEA Mentoring Program
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Thanks to Julie Dodd & Judy Robinson for contributions to JEA Mentoring Program

by Peggy Gregory Mentoring Committee We want to say thank you to JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Julie Dodd and Committee member Judy Robinson for their friendship and their extraordinary roles on the committee. Julie Dodd After serving as Mentoring Committee co-chair since its inception in 2007 and fulfilling various roles on the JEA Board for … Continue reading

New JEA mentors train at JEA Advisers Institute
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New JEA mentors train at JEA Advisers Institute

Five of the cohort of new JEA mentors arrived in Las Vegas for the new mentor training. From left to right: Sue Farlow (North Carolina), Phyllis Cooper (North Carolina), Carol Eanes (North Carolina), Nancy Olson (Vermont) and Stan Zoller (Illinois). Mike Riley (Wyoming) is not pictured, as his flight had been delayed. The mentors got … Continue reading

Appleton North High School (Wisconsin) principal removes prior review
high school media / JEA Mentoring Program / mentoring

Appleton North High School (Wisconsin) principal removes prior review

by Linda Barrington, mentor, and Aaron Ramponi, mentee Linda: When Aaron Ramponi asked me to be his mentor two years ago, he prepared me for the meeting with his principal by telling me that Appleton North High School’s student newspaper was under prior review. Aaron: Censorship had been the practice of the school’s administration since … Continue reading

Attending JEA/NSPA convention provides motivation, team-building and more
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Attending JEA/NSPA convention provides motivation, team-building and more

by Julie Dodd Attending a professional conference can take a lot of effort. Whether a teacher is taking a group of students to a conference, a student is attending a conference, or a JEA mentor is attending a conference, planning, logistics and funding are involved. But the benefits of attending a professional conference, like a … Continue reading