Throughout my career, I have observed countless educators become consumed with “the work” of educating. They find themselves disconnected from what originally drew them to their career and end up feeling uninspired and burned out. I can relate to that all too well.
More and more frequently, I’ve wondered, “Why do we do this? How do we keep doing it?” I mean, how do educators wade through the bureaucracy of their systems…how do we navigate the negativity of peers or community members…how do we manage the routine and administrivia of their jobs….and still hold true to our purpose?
In an effort to understand this conundrum better, I am engaging teachers, principals, writers, speakers, trainers, mentors, community leaders, and other educators in conversations about why they do what they do. This podcast is a record? of their insight and my reflections. My ultimate goal is to inspire others to find deeper meaning in work and maximize how they impact those they serve.