Mentor-mentor

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In any coding workshop, I wonder, "What can the student teach me today?"

Although I am nominally the "mentor", I want to stay humble enough to learn. I think Captain David Marquet expressed this best in Turn The Ship Around!

It struck me that I had entered this mentoring practice with the idea of a traditional mentor-mentee relationship and hadn't realized the incompatibility of that hierarchy with leader-leader. I learned as much from them as they did from me. Hence, we were practicing a mentor-mentor program.

In every workshop, I am grateful for the chance to practise my listening skills, to test my technical communication skills, and strengthen my Python knowledge. My "students" have also taught me so much.

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