Professional Identity: The Catalyst for Change
Keywords:Identity, Professional Identity, Self-study
Identity is a social construct that is impacted and shaped by the various aspects of our socio-cultural experiences (Moje & Luke, 2009). This article shows how my professional identity as a classroom teacher is also thusly constructed. The findings from the qualitative self-study demonstrate how my personal experiences, interactions with teacher accountability tools, and relationships with students impacted my professional identity in a manner that promoted changes in my pedagogical practice.