I think there can be a lot more taught in college about the education field. In fact, there should a class called "Things You Should Know About Education But Won't Learn In College: SURPRISE!" (but that probably wouldn't fit on a course syllabus, I suppose). Luckily, I have had mentors for that!
My Career Mentors (Day 19)
This is a really broad category, but it includes many individuals. I am grateful for the people who have taught me how to handle the things you won't learn from a college textbook (how to respond to a student who swears, says inappropriate things, spitballs around the room, and a multitude of other crazy things I will refrain from discussing on the very large internet).
These people know who they are. I am grateful to you all. My supervisor in student teaching, for her expertise; my cooperating teachers, for their guidance; my mentor my first year of teaching, for being totally awesome, helpful, and just great; my English cohort my first year of teaching, who, even though I don't see her everyday now still gives lots of great pep talks - lots of which are now theatre related; and all the wonderful people I work with and see everyday, and those who I used to work with (there are a lot of you, and you've all helped in so many ways).
I would not be where I am today without all of your knowledge, advice, and wisdom. So thanks. I am eternally grateful to have such an amazing support system.
Who has been a mentor in your career?