chapter  4
Leveraging Your Teacher Identity into a Successful Professional Self
Pages 30

In this chapter I offer a discussion on how to take ownership of your teacher identity. In Chapter 5, I will consider how you can identify and adjust your teacher identity in relation to the human, emotional dimensions of teaching as a profession. And Chapter 6 focuses on notions of race, power, culture, and critical educationhow to relate your teacher identity to the current policy climate in education. As you begin this second half of the book, I hope that you’ll keep the discussion in Chapter 2 about Theory and theory in mind and take the time to mindfully and explicitly work on integrating these two domains for yourself as a teacher. As you learn some Theories about teaching and teacher identity, try consciously putting them alongside the various theories that, until now, have perhaps been subtly but profoundly informing your own teacher self.