Author: Lindsay Porter

Minutes from the Nov. 20, 2020, general membership meeting

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JEA adviser awards celebrated in video

With the virtual Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, there wasn’t the traditional advisers award ceremony. JEA Awards Chair Erinn Harris, MJE, created this 30-minute video to celebrate the fall award winners. The video includes speeches from four awardees: Administrator of the Year Gary Brady; H.L. Hall National Yearbook Adviser of the Year Becky…
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Teaching tolerance in the journalism classroom

By Sarah Verpooten, MJE If you’re looking for ways to include antiracist activities seamlessly into your journalism curriculum, is a great place to start. Its mission, to “help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy,” aligns well with JEA’s mission to support a free and responsible…
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NPR’s Code Switch: How a podcast makes me a better teacher

By Kristin Taylor, CJE, Scholastic Press Rights director We hope many of you will join us for our Zoom-In about “Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain” on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. CST (RSVP here). One of the key points Zaretta Hammond makes in that book is that becoming a culturally responsive teacher means educating…
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JEA leaders create teacher, adviser’s guide to model virtual convention learning

A virtual convention is a new adventure for all of us. JEA and NSPA staffs have spent the past few months learning how to present attendees with an outstanding virtual convention. The Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention Nov. 19-21 will be be a unique experience but we don’t want it to be a daunting one. …
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