I love this new campaign from Adam Heenan, a public school teacher from Chicago. He’s invited teachers from all over to weigh in on the issues they care about and advocate for their profession — on YouTube. It’s a powerful seed for a grassroots campaign that could help teachers “reclaim what has been lost: our authority in our vocation,” says Heenan.
Heenan is asking teachers to speak into the camera in their “teacher voice” and upload a video of around 30 seconds in length to YouTube. The topic can be pretty much anything, he says:
You may speak on any edu-topic of your choosing. UYTV does not have a political stance past encouraging you to reclaim your stance. I do expect some common themes to crop up, and if you wish to, feel free to speak on any or all of these topics: high-stakes testing, equitable funding, public schools, classroom size, teacher evaluations, decision-making, curriculum and instruction, education reform, etc.
Learn more about the campaign at Heenan’s Web site.