Melanie Janzen is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and a Research Affiliate with the Centre for Human Rights Research. Her areas of interest are in teacher identity and teacher becoming, specifically in regards to understanding, not just how to teach, but how teachers understand who they are and what it means to be and become a teacher. Subsequently, she is interested in the ethical responsibilities integral in the being (and becoming) of a teacher. In addition, Melanie has been an early years teacher and learning support teacher for more than 15 years and has an interest in the reconceptualization of children and early years education. This has led to research on how children are understood in schools, systemic responses to children, and advocacy for ethical engagements with children.