Jen Bladen

Lesson Plans

LESSON PLAN: A WEB WE WEAVE

A WEB WE WEAVE HOME RESOURCES Here’s a problem-solving and team-building activity I found in a book I really like, Teambuilding with Teens by Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. The game reminds me of a game that my Girl Scout leaders (one of whom was my mom!) …

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BEST PRACTICE: KNOW THE LAW

BEST PRACTICE: KNOW THE LAW HOME Resources I wrote a paper called “Comparing School Press Freedoms in California and New Jersey” for a Media Law class at the University of Missouri in the Summer of 2013. Advisers in California and beyond ask me about the Leonard Law. I hope that this truncated version of my …

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BEST PRACTICE: NAME POLICY

WHAT’S IN A NAME? HOME Resources Honestly, everything. Whether we were gifted our names by our parents, earned it from our friends, chose it for ourselves or gained it through love, our names signify our truest selves. Over the summer, a discussion of yearbook name-change policy came up. One adviser followed up with me to …

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BEST PRACTICE: AP STYLE++

BEST PRACTICE: AP STYLE++ HOME Resources For the virtual Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, I recorded an asynchronous workshop about AP Style and some of the additional style choices we make in school media. Please register — the workshop runs now through Jan. 15 — to see the entire presentation and to hear …

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