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Educator categories

Teacher

"My Why" stories in this category come from education professionals who have motivated, inspired, and lead students through the process of acquiring and mastering new knowledge and skills.

Administrator

"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.

K-12 Education

"My Why" stories in this category come from education professionals who have worked within the setting of Kindergarten through 12th grade education.

Higher Education

"My Why" stories in this category come from education professionals who have worked within the field of undergraduate and/or graduate education.

Recent episodes

My Why with Eric Bowman

Mar. 11, 2021 — Administrator | K-12 Education



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

My Why with Melissa Miller

Sep. 5, 2019 — K-12 Education | Teacher



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

My Why with Greg O'Loughlin

Jul. 19, 2019 — K-12 Education | Teacher



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

My Why with Steve Lindsey

May. 13, 2019 — Administrator | K-12 Education



Explore the motivation behind Mr. Steve Lindsey's desire to seek and attain his daily purpose. "Pray daily and follow God's plan."
Duration: 12:18 min. | File size: 11.03 MB

My Why with Roger Wiemers

Nov. 9, 2018 — Higher Education | Teacher



Explore the motivation behind Dr. Roger Wiemers' passion for inquiry-based learning. "Our messy lives teach us grace."
Duration: 12:10 min. | File size: 9.43 MB

My Why with Cicely Woodard

Sep. 25, 2018 — K-12 Education | Teacher



Explore the motivation behind Mrs. Cicely Woodard's dedication to the field of education. "To prepare students for their futures."
Duration: 10:50 min. | File size: 8.45 MB