Week 8 - Identity or Audience

Throughout our lives, our identities are changing and transforming due to our environments and experiences. We must keep that in mind when our students test and experiment with their identities. ann marissa

lastpic.jpg"To understand indentity formation, it is important to recognize that it is a lifelong process...Each person's identity is a partial synthesis of various partial Identifications."(Crain,2004) So the one thing that every man in his mid-thirties, just shy of his mid-life crisis fears apparently is true, "I AM BECOMING MY FATHER!!!!!!" Tait


This is a child around the age of one of a little before laughing as he admires his reflection to identify himself in the mirror. This picture to me describes identity. Many children and even some adults can not get enough of looking at their identity in the mirror. Lindsay Chitwood http://www.delawarechild.org/graphics/children/mirror.JPG

As Erickson has stated, "We develop a sense of our identity (audience) through our accomplishments." I love this picture. Ballet is a wonderful discipline. At our school, every child takes ballet from Kindergarten to 8th grade.

Debbie Olivieri


Our words for this week are Identity or Audience.

I chose this picture to represent identity. Oneness within a group of people.This picture shows one not apart of the group and or organization. We often stand tall when we are apart of a group and or organization, not when we are on the outside looking in.www1.istockphoto.com/ file_thumbview_approve/2...
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Burhedita Price-Thompson


The caption says " I think its about time we tell him he's adopted"
This picture reminds me of a family who adopted a child of another race. Many children are adopted by families of different races. Children who are adopted by parents of a different race usually go through an identity crisis. It is expected that most children want to look like and be accepted by their parents. In the home the child feels normal but when they have to deal with the outside forces then they recognized that they don't look like their parents, especially when they compare themselves to their classmates.
I think in the picture the frog was getting older and the parents felt like they should let the frog know that he was not a kangaroo. It is best for adoptive parents to explain to children why they don't have the same features before strangers force them into realizing it on their own.
By Robin Bigsby


I chose the picture above to represent identity. When a child first peers into a mirror he/she sees an image of themself. As we grow older, sometimes the image staring back at us seems distorted.---Jess McAllister
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This is a picture of a child identifying herself with her facial looks. Many children in their earlier years of Pre-K like to look at themselves in the mirror during "Housekeeping Center". I was always taught to put a mirror in the center for encouraging a child's self-esteem. Rosemarie Spina

anxidentity.jpgThis image illustrates a female with obvious body-identity issues; she views herself much heavier than she actually is. This type of identity issue (anorexia) is common among teens, especially females. ~Amy Howlett

external image blog-what-matters-most-is-how-you-see-yourself2-227x300.jpgErickson claims that success at each of his stages helps a person to succeed in the folllowing stage. This picture represents the feeling of success and belief in one's own accomplishments and abilities.--Susan Taylor


MirrorBaby.jpgHere we have a baby looking in the mirror discovering himself. Futhermore, according to Erikson babies at the Oral Stage of development "not only take in through the mouth, but through the eyes; when they see something interesting, they open their eyes eagerly and widely and try to take the object in with all their might" (Pg.279). I believe this pic displays Erikson's thoughts on the oral stage so well. The baby here is so excited about their reflection that he or she not only wants to see it, he or she wants to consume it in every way imaginable.
Vincent Joseph Cacia III


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