The purpose of this study was to show how the professional identity of a teacher is built upon personal and emotional traits. Those traits determine his willingness to blur the emotional distance between teacher and student, thus shaping school as a fuller environment. The study revolves around three issues: (a) knowing and acknowledging students; (b) sensitivity towards the use of students’ proper names; and (c) positive sense of humour in the classroom. On the understanding that teaching identities may be interpreted from a narrative approach, autobiographical research will support our study. The conclusion is that a teacher’s professional identity is highly influenced by his emotional identity.
Life History, Teaching Awareness, Class Diary, Pedagogical Humour
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González-Calvo, G., & Arias-Carballal, M. (2017). A Teacher’s Personal-Emotional Identity and its Reflection upon the Development of his Professional Identity. The Qualitative Report, 22(6), 1693-1709. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol22/iss6/14