Children born pre-term

Meet Becky. She is 12 years old, born at 23 weeks gestation. She finds it difficult to concentrate, make friends, cope with multiple demands and she struggles with low self esteem.

The teacher I think I am affects the teacher I can be. I am a teacher of everyone.

If you are asked to describe your teacher identity, you may find this difficult to articulate. However, if someone asks you what you think is important to the role of a teacher, you would probably be able to give an answer without too much delay. There is something about a discussion of our own identity that puts pressure on each of us - perhaps for fear of revealing something personal that is then open to be judged by others: I am my own identity; I own my teacher identity.