How to Make Teaching an Aspirational Career - Louise Davis Langheier

In Chapter 6 of 9 in her 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, non-profit founder and executive Louise Davis Langheier notes the challenges which prevent top college students from pursuing teaching careers. She then offers ideas to overcome these challenges and better position teaching as an aspirational, holistic, and fulfilling career option. Langheier reviews incentive structures, career paths, and holistic learning as ways that would drive college graduate teaching interest above and beyond specific programs such as Teach for America. Langheier is founder and CEO of Peer Health Exchange ( ), a non-profit that trains college students to teach health education in public high schools. She graduated Yale University with a B.A. in History and serves on the board of directors of Dwight Hall at Yale, the center for public service and social justice.