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ERIC Number: EJ916690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Mentoring Matters: Five Lessons Learned from My Student Teachers
Gumble, Andrea
English Journal, v100 n4 p83-85 Mar 2011
This article provides readers with five lessons the author has learned over the years as a mentor teacher to several preservice teachers: (1) Build confidence; (2) Be patient, flexible, and honest; (3) Listen and learn; (4) Be ready for extra work; and (5) Embrace the experience. Included in her reflective thoughts are comments from two of her former proteges obtained through conversations and surveys completed during their time together. The author offers her thoughts and those of her new colleagues as authentic viewpoints one may find useful for his or her own mentoring practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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