Kwame Sarfo-Mensah's book, Shaping the Teacher Identity: 8 Lessons That Will Help Define the Teacher in You, is a response to the many challenges and frustrations that come with being an educator within the public school system. The 173 pages in this book are meant to guide the reader through a self-exploration of their life and help them extract the inherent qualities that uniquely define who they are (or will be) as change agents within the classroom. The book centers around such issues as culturally responsive teaching, self-advocacy, professional development, and building a network of mentors. The content within the book represents a collection of the lessons, experiences, opinions, thoughts, and perspectives he has acquired throughout his 13-year career in the education field. It also features interviews from educators with 110+ years of combined classroom experience.
Kwame is also the main blogger of "Identity Talk: Staying True to the Teacher in You", is a safe, conversational space that presents and discusses an array of topics focused on helping educators at all levels to stay true to our teacher identities. Kwame currently resides in Boston and works for Boston Public Schools as a Middle School Mathematics teacher.
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