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A Little Book on Teaching by Steven F. Barrett

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CHAPTER 5

Beyond the first day

This chapter looks beyond the first day of class and delves into the areas of effective mentoring, the rewards of teaching, and some practical guidelines of balancing all the demands placed upon the new educator. The chapter concludes with suggestions on how to continue to be a good and effective educator.

5.1 MENTORING

Everyone needs someone to talk to, consult with, bounce ideas off of, obtain professional advice from, or commiserate with when things are not going well. That is where a good mentor can help. In this chapter we discuss the traits of a good mentor, how to find one, and how to be one. This chapter is based on a column on mentorship that was originally published in the IEEE Computers and Science Engineering ...

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