Chapter 3. Focusing on the Most Important Information

Where do I start?


Peer mentors are often plagued by the nagging question of how to take years of experience and put it in context so they can start at the right place and share their knowledge in an orderly fashion. For many, the idea of explaining what they’ve been doing for years to someone who is just starting out is daunting. Most of us don’t even think about what we do. Our work has become habitual, or we’ve developed an instinct around our specialty that doesn’t float into our conscious very much.

Often, when faced with an apprentice eagerly waiting to absorb new knowledge, peer mentors ...

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