Journalism advisers find themselves in a precarious position in high schools. We teach our students to stand up for the truth, to speak for those who can’t, and to question authority. We teach them the power of their own voices and encourage them to put those voices to work in meaningful ways. We teach them Read More
I used to feel guilty that my Journalism classes weren’t as smoothly run as my other English classes. A passerby could walk into my AP Comp or American Lit classes and have no doubt that my students were actively engaged and that I was properly doing my job. And then I’d go to my Journalism Read More
I love my editors this year, and they’re one of the most talented groups I’ve taught, but man, are they bad at paying attention to me. What was that over there? A shiny bauble? What was I saying again… They come to class, and the first thing most of them do is migrate to the Read More
I never intended to be a journalism adviser. I took my first teaching job in a rural school in the middle of South Dakota, and, like many others who advise high-school publications, I was handed the newspaper advising responsibilities along with my first English classes.