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Table of Contents Preface 1 Introduction 3 Chapter 1: An Introduction to Mentoring 5 What is Mentoring? 5 Mentors and Coaches: A Note on Terminology For Mentors Without Extensive Early Care and Education Experience Activity: Questions for Journal Writing Changing Landscape, Enduring Principles 8 Table I: Variations in Mentoring Programs Questions for Discussion: Varieties of Mentoring Programs Four Mentors 10 Questions for Discussion How This Book is Organized: Assumptions and Principles 12 Activity: The Skills That I Bring to a Mentoring Relationship References and Further Reading 14 Chapter 2: Understanding Adult Learning 17 Theories of Adult Learning 17 Activity: Questions for Journal Writing Adult Learning Styles 19 Adult Learning Styles in Early Care and Education: One Example Activity: Learning Styles Stage Theories of Adult Development 21 Activity: Stages of Development References and Further Reading 25 Chapter 3: Building a Relationship With Your Protégé 27 Getting Started 27 Activity: “Getting to Know You” as a Group Beyond First Impressions 29 Applying Your Communication Skills 30 Appreciating and Understanding Differences 30 Journal Activity: Appreciating Differences as Learners Journal Activity: Identity and Humility Questions for Discussion: “The Danger of a Single Story” Questions for Discussion: Interrupting Bias Beginning Your Work Together Mentor-Protégé Sample Agreement Distance Mentoring Establishing How You Will Communicate 33