The mentorship relationship — uniquely rewarding and fraught.

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William Berkson

The mentorship or apprenticeship relationship is at the heart of deep, formative learning in youth and early adulthood. In such relationship students are vulnerable to bad mentors, as they may use their power to exploit or abuse the student, or other kinds of unfair treatment. One way students can protect themselves is by talking to previous students, and learning how the teacher has treated them, before choosing a mentor. A second precaution is to have more than one teacher who could be a potential mentor, and keeping them informed about your progress. 

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Dov P Elkins

Dov P Elkins replied 8 months 3 weeks ago

One of the problems on college campuses today is the prevalence of anti-Israel and anti-Zionism professors, who advocate BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) of Israel.

In today's perilous world, it is important to come prepared to a college class with some research and background - on any subject - so as to better be prepared to respond to value-laden opinions of a professor. This applies to the subject of Israel and Zionism, as well as to any subject. Students should not drink in anything a professor dishes out, without some prior knowledge on the subject.

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Donald Koller

Donald Koller replied 8 months 2 weeks ago

Elkins make a very important and serious point here. Especially with the state of news and mis-information prevalent in America in general, and particularly with our next generations of educated youth.