I have some small measure of practical knowledge, but I am not an Expert or a Guru.
I like to look to the future, and be experimental, but I am not a Progressive.
I rather enjoy using a bit of direct instruction, but I am not a Traditionalist.
I worry about the statutory mandate of phonics, but I am not a Phonics Denialist.
I speak and write about education, but I am not an Educationalist.
If you try and pin a label on me, I will rip it off.
If you try and pin a label on me, this says nothing about me, and everything about you.
I am a mother, a daughter, a partner, a lover and a friend.
I am a teacher and a writer.
I am often wrong and frequently mistaken.
I am sometimes uncertain and unsure, but usually stronger than I thought.
I am creative, fun loving and outspoken.
I am trying to be kind, gentle and generous, though I don’t always pull it off.
I am a complicated and contrary human being.
I am not what you tell me I am.
I am what I choose to become.