So You Want to Be a Dr. When You Grow Up?

You Better Be Intrinsically Motivated

  • The topic of motivation is one that all educators should attend to. I suggest you start with Daniel Pink’s book on the subject (“Drive”) or at least read my summary. If you are not into learning for its own sake, the grind of doctoral work may not be for you. Ideally you aren’t solely motivated by the idea of having EdD or PhD after your name, but I must admit it is pretty cool when people call me Dr. Green. I never introduce myself that way, but when it came time to pick a domain name for my blog, I found that variations of my name were taken but DrDougGreen.Com was available. By the way, EdD degrees tend to be more practical but I wouldn’t worry about which title your university uses. In addition to becoming a better educator, the experience should also make you a better person, which can enhance your life and those you touch in many ways. If you do take the plunge, I applaud you, I wish you the best, and I’m here for you if you want my advice. Good Luck.
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One Response to “So You Want to Be a Dr. When You Grow Up?”

  1. Leah says:

    This is so incredibly applicable right now- thanks for this Dr. Doug! Though I am still waiting to hear back on my applications, I started the hopeless hunt for scholarships. All of these sites need an organization overhaul. I spend hours searching and digging, and most times I never hear back.

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