The one person who is responsible for 50% of who I am as a teacher, someone I consider a dear mentor, a colleague to whom I go to with the tough questions that I can’t answer did something to me yesterday. He had the nerve to ask me for advice. Now I no longer know my role in this relationship, and I was so intimidated to give him an answer. Life was easier when he had all the answers and I had all the questions.
If you are comfortable…I am curious if you consider yourself a mentor, a mentee, or just hanging around in bewtween. Can you be a mentor without a mentee? Is mentee a word? Are most mentors blind to the fact that they are mentors? I think I want to be a mentor when I grow up.