The JEA Mentoring Program matches trained veteran advisers with individuals new to teaching journalism and advising student media to offer support and guidance during their initial years in scholastic journalism education. Through a personal relationship, mentors can share best practices and resources, model instructional strategies, observe lessons (in person or via internet), collaborate in lesson planning and serve as a valuable connection to a professional learning community.
The program focuses on giving new advisers a chance to ask questions, receive individualized feedback and take positive risks, all while growing their programs and gaining a sense of comfort and confidence in their journalism teaching and advising. Mentees in their second or optional third year of the program are eligible to attend a convention with their mentor to enjoy one of our signature learning experiences, Lunch and Learn.
Mentees receive free JEA membership during their time in the program. To enroll as a mentee and receive support, fill out this form. If you have additional questions, email email@example.com.
Want to support a new teacher and give back to the scholastic journalism community? Fill out this form to sign up to serve as a JEA Mentor.