Teacher Resources

All the information you need to make your JA experience successful can be found below.

Teacher ExpectationsVolunteer Expectations
• Remember, you're the expert in your classroom
• Volunteers are not licensed educators; your support is critical
• Introduce JA volunteers to your students
• Remain in the classroom at all times
• Be responsible for student discipline
• Assist with activities and grouping students
• Stimulate class discussion
• Link JA material to course content
• Be engaged in the activities
• Assist with classroom management
• Sign Certificates of Achievement (volunteer will provide)
• Share Junior Journals, JA trinkets with students
• You're encouraged to keep any extra class materials
• Introduce yourself to the classroom teacher
• Organize JA material in space provided by teacher
• Ask for assistance in hanging up program posters
• Introduce yourself to students
• Review classroom expectations and rules with students
• Facilitate the regrouping strategy suggested by teacher
• Work with teacher to connect JA and classroom lessons
• Ask for teacher’s assistance with activities & transitions
• Get students' attention before delivering lesson
• Call on students who raise their hands
• Provide students with time limits; give time reminders
• Present prepared lesson plan
• Communicate your needs to the teacher
• Be a positive role model
JA Programs Correlate to State Academic Standards

Read how JA programs correlate to Minnesota Academic Standards
Read how JA programs correlate to North Dakota Academic Standards
Read how JA programs correlate to Wisconsin Academic Standards

JA Program Resources

verify your class buttonPlease select the JA program that the volunteer will be presenting to your students from the list below:

JA Ourselves (kindergarten)
JA Our Families (1st grade)
JA Our Community (2nd grade)
JA Our City (3rd grade)
JA Our Region (4th grade)
JA Our Nation (5th grade)

Volunteer Recruitment

Email Template (will download Word document)
School Newsletter Template (will download Word document)

Program PowerPoint Presentations (customizable)

Can be used on a classroom smartboard to enhance lesson facilitation.
JA Ourselves (kindergarten)
JA Our Families (1st grade)
JA Our Community (2nd grade)
JA Our City (3rd grade)
JA Our Region (4th grade)
JA Our Nation (5th grade)