Each episode of "My Why" uncovers the journey of one educator: a teacher or leader who has chosen to devote his or her life to the education profession. Each story is different, yet each is an exploration of motivation, purpose, and hope.
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Lipscomb is one of only four teacher-preparation colleges in the U.S. to receive the highest four-star rating from the National Council of Teacher Quality. We attribute that, in large part, to our emphasis on community engagement and cultural understanding–our graduates gain the skills and the sensitivity to improve students' lives all over the world.
"My Why" stories in this category come from education professionals who have shouldered the responsibility of setting vision, gathering buy-in, managing details, and measuring outcomes for a program, a school, a district, a state, and/or the nation.
Explore the motivation behind Mr. Eric Bowman's passion for excellence for every kid, in every classroom, every day. Students need to feel loved, safe, and respected so their potential can truly shine. "Let your light shine before others." Duration: 14:03 min. | File size: 10.61 MB
Explore the motivation behind Mrs. Melissa Miller's passion for giving every child, every chance, every day” to feel and to become successful. "What we do changes the world!" Duration: 15:14 min. | File size: 13.19 MB
Explore the motivation behind Mr. Greg O'Loughlin's drive to foster student engagement and teacher collaboration. "Teaching increases our capacity for empathy." Duration: 9:59 min. | File size: 9.25 MB
The Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation exists to support both pre-service and current-service educators through individualized educational opportunities, embedded professional learning and innovative resources that result in positive student outcomes.