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Guests: Meenoo Rami

Summary: Described by NWP Executive Director Elyse Eidmann-Aadahl as “the book I would want to give all new teachers,” Meenoo Rami’s Thrive celebrates the influence of mentors and membership in a professional community as catalysts for the author’s own intellectual growth and personal empowerment as a teacher. In this NWP Radio show, Rami shares the stories of the mentors and communities that have shaped her practice.

Original Date of Publication: February 13, 2014

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Duration: 56 minutes


Meenoo Rami on her idea of a “comprehensive package” of mentoring:

You can’t thrive unless you do collect a team of mentors around you…I describe this in a couple of ways in the opening chapter of my book. I describe people who force me to reexamine my current practice with new eyes: people who challenge me to try new work; people who help me connect with larger communities; people who help me with my writing life; people who push me to share my work with a wider audience. I have these specific people or groups of people who, whether they chose to be my mentors or not, I just keep coming back to them. And I keep asking for questions, for help, for support.

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