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The difference between a mentor and a teacher

      When we look back at our lives, most can find a few people who really changed the direction in which we were moving. Sometimes they were expected to do that… parents, for example. There were others who fell into that role; many of them were teachers. Some of them turned out to be mentors. That should be part of a teacher’s job description: wise counselor. In thinking back, the teachers who were my mentors did so without my really understanding at the time what they were about. Mentoring goes far beyond imparting information; that’s what teachers are expected to do. Passing on wisdom, now that’s quite another matter.
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