What one teacher learned by being a mentor

Mentoring a student-teacher, a responsibility that came with additional work, also was an opportunity to grow professionally, ninth-grade humanities teacher Sydney Chaffee writes in this commentary. Chaffee writes that the experience allowed her to evaluate her own practice, and she now works to "make my classroom a site of learning, growth and reflection -- not just for my students, and not just for my student-teacher, but for myself as well."

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