My Cultural Identity

Michelle Patenaude

Teacher Culture

The most important and influential culture in my life: teacher culture. The teaching culture in my school includes behaviors, attitudes, and values that we share on a daily basis. These beliefs are shaped by our minute-to-minute interactions with other teachers and students.

Young Adult Culture

A culture I am very often reminded of outside of work: young adult culture. This culture is prevalent on social media and often creates connections between people of similar ages with similar economic, social and political priorities.


People within my age group are often referred to as "Generation Y" or "Millennials". Here's a short video explaining the characteristics of this generation.

How Are Millennials Different From Other Generations?