Careers 14: A Conversation with Dr. Debra Peppers

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.

Interested in learning more about different careers and asking your questions of people who are working in a specific career field?  Then check out our menu of on-demand point to point interactive programs.

Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 298: Cross Curricular Activity--Evaluating Live Interviews

This cross-curricular teacher tool, accompanying the video above, is designed to get students thinking about: 1) how live interviews can be used to learn information on topics such as those discussed in the video, and 2) the effectiveness of this interview specifically in helping their learning on this topic as well as the effectiveness (strengths and weaknesses) of interviews in general as a source of information.

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Teacher Tool 329: Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources

Educate.Today is full of primary sources to use with your students. This teacher tool focuses on understanding the difference between primary sources and secondary sources and provides an example of an activity to do with students to build their effective use of primary sources in a research project.

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