Best Teaching Practices / Scholastic Journalism

Mentoring Monday: The Mentor Toolbox — I Love the Collaborative Assessment Log

By Linda Barrington, MJE JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair, JEA Wisconsin mentor One of the things I like best about the JEA Mentor Program is its emphasis on tailoring each mentoring experience to the needs of the individual mentee.  Even though I may not have experienced the same situations and struggles as each of them, I … Continue reading

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Mentoring Monday: ASPA’s Long Weekend provides opportunity for advisers to share expertise to improve student media

Connie Nolen, an adviser from Pelham High School (Pelham, Ala.), spent nearly two hours of nonstop instruction at a University of Alabama campus eatery, counseling JEA mentee Tyrone Jones on all aspects of literary magazine advising. The meeting was arranged by JEA mentor Marie Parsons, on the recommendation of another mentee, Melissa Dixon, who has … Continue reading

Mentoring Updates

Mentoring Monday: Interview with mentee Maggie Cogar

by Judy Robinson Mentoring Committee Member Maggie Cogar joined us at the Scholastic Press Association Roundtable at the JEA/NSPA convention in Minneapolis.  I’ve been attending the SPA session for years.  You don’t need to be a SPA director to attend.  The roundtable, led by Julie Dodd, always has relevant information and discussion for all us … Continue reading