A Conversation with Dr. Debra Peppers
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: National Teacher Hall of Fame member and motivational speaker Debra Peppers looks back over her career and discusses the importance of teaching and the qualities she believes are most essential to being a successful teacher.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Careers-14**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • After viewing the video, have students discuss the advantages and the challenges of teaching as their career. Would they be interested in such a career? Why or why not?.


*Interviews feature extended conversation exploring fascinating topics with fascinating people in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.