17th March 2006 at 00:00
Rebecca, 27, is studying for a PGCE in art and design at the Institute of Education, London

This week I'm... stressed. There is so much work to do, preparing my portfolio and assignment, which is an evidence-based inquiry into the absence of contemporary art within schools' art departments.

I'm determined to... to inspire and motivate creativity by looking at contemporary art enabling students to contextualise their own work.

My teaching hero is... my mother. She is head of art and she is quite strict.

She has inspired me throughout my childhood.

I have been pleasantly surprised to find... heads are not so scary.

But shocked to discover... just how difficult the job really is. It's very rewarding, but work never stops. I find I am constantly multi-tasking.

Teaching is... about sharing my passion and knowledge to place contemporary art in a context that the students can use to expand their own creativity.

This evening I'm... catching up on domestic chores.

The education white paper is... giving the education system a bad name. Tony Blair contradicts everything he says, but then he is a politician.

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