Teachers have the best stories—from amazing mentors and innovative projects to student lightbulb moments. Share your experience with a short video or article. Our editors will help you make your story shine and feature it on our site! Read below for upcoming opportunities.
We appreciate our teachers, so let's celebrate your stories! Over the last year, you and your colleagues have supported your schools, students, and communities in innumerable ways. We'd love to hear about it and to hear about the teachers who shaped you!
Highlight your story by sharing a "Teachers Shape the Future" video.
How to participate
Create a one-minute “selfie video” telling us how teachers shape the future. You can:
Tell us how a teacher shaped your future.
Or, think about the past, present, and future. How did you come to teaching? What is teaching like for your now? And what future are you working to create?
Don't forget to tell us your name and where you teach.
*Submit this form AND send your video to with the subject “Teacher Appreciation video contest.”
Not sure how to make a selfie video? We made a 101 video for you!
How we’ll use your contribution
If we select your story, we will publish it on our web platform and celebrate it on social media. We may share your story on our website, on our social media channels, in email or in other digital outreach. We have campaigns and opportunities for teacher appreciation all year long. If we think your story is a fit for another campaign, we’ll let you know!
Who can share a video?
All current K-12 teachers in the U.S.
How do I share?
Submit your 1-minute video to
Use the subject line “Teacher Appreciation”
Answer the prompt in your video
* Update for School Closures *
Educators are the most innovative, creative and hardworking people we know! With schools closed to slow the spread of coronavirus, how have you rearranged curriculum and projects for at-home learning? We'd love to hear about it!
About the Campaign
Changing lives isn’t easy, but it’s critical work. Join forces with TEACH Connecticut to share your teaching victories and spread the message—teaching is a profession that shapes lives and communities.
The Better Work Stories campaign promotes real stories about real teachers making an impact in the classroom. We're collecting videos and stories by Connecticut teachers that highlight the impact of educators.
Join our growing community of current educators, and we'll keep in touch with ways to support future educators and elevate the teaching profession. Get leadership, mentorship and user testing opportunities delivered to your inbox!