Teacher Motivation, Morale, and Professional Identity

Teacher Motivation, Morale, and Professional Identity

Despite the many changes taking places in education and their attendant stresses and challenges on teachers and schools, teachers are poised to uplift and transform the profession. To do so, a deeper appreciation for the multifarious dynamics of teachers’ lived experiences is vital. In the summer of 2013, I had the opportunity to interview many of my fellow Teachers of the Year from the 2012 cohort for my doctoral dissertation. The work concentrated on teacher morale, motivation, and professional identity in the context of education reform.

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