The mentor-mentee relationship should be a source of joy and growth for both participants. Too often, the mentee feels intimidated and the mentor overburdened. Mentor Diane Riendeau and mentee Shannon Hughes share their thoughts and experiences in the hopes that new teachers and experienced teachers alike will gain insights into the role each play in encouraging and promoting the teaching profession. These are the elements they describe as key to building a successful relationship with a fellow teacher and setting the climate for a valuable experience for both parties.

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