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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 Jarred Amato

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



Explore the motivation behind Dr. Jarred Amato's dedication to the field of education. "Empowering students as readers and leaders."
Duration: 8:13 min. | File size: 6.97 MB

My Why with Reva Chatman-Buckley

Jun. 19, 2018 — Administrator | K-12 Education | Teacher



Explore the motivation behind Dr. Reva Chatman-Buckley's dedication to the field of education. "I was predestined to teach."
Duration: 9:42 min. | File size: 8.02 MB

My Why with Carla Cushman

Apr. 11, 2018 — Administrator | Higher Education | Teacher



Explore the motivation behind Dr. Carla Cushman's dedication to the field of education. "I Teach to make a difference."
Duration: 7:45 min. | File size: 6.27 MB

My Why with Carrie Abood

Mar. 20, 2018 — Administrator | K-12 Education



Explore the motivation behind Dr. Carrie Abood's dedication to the field of education. "Teaching is an incredible gift."
Duration: 7:25 min. | File size: 5.41 MB

My Why with Deborah Boyd

Jan. 31, 2018 — Administrator | Higher Education | Teacher



Explore the motivation behind Dr. Deborah Boyd's dedication to the field of education. "Teaching and learning feeds my curiosity." "Teaching and learning changes lives."
Duration: 6:39 min. | File size: 4.9 MB