A teacher reads to a class with text: Because of a Teacher

Submit Your Video

We want to hear your story!

It doesn't matter who you are or what you do, chances are, a teacher has made an impact on your life. Whether it was the poetry unit in fourth grade that uncovered your love for writing, or the teacher/coach who helped you realize you have grit, we want you to record a short video to share your story. We will share the videos that are submitted as part of the Because of a Teacher campaign to celebrate your amazing teacher!




Video Content Tips

  • Your video should be 15 - 30 seconds in length.
  • Gather your thought before you record. Be casual and have fun!
  • Start by saying your name, hometown, and state.
  • Follow with: "Because of my teacher" and include your teachers name. You can also add their grade/level or content area they taught in.
  • Finish with your story about how that teacher influenced your life.
  • Check out this example.


Recording Tips

  • You can record directly to ThankView on your desktop or mobile device. Make sure to film horizontally so you fill the frame.
  • When recording with a phone or tablet, use a tripod or prop it up with something like books for stability. Try not to hold it.
  • Keep your device close for good sound quality but far enough away that you are the focus. Try 3-4 feet.
  • Choose a flattering angle for your recording. Shooting from below is not usually a person’s best angle.
  • Choose a location that provides balanced lighting. Try to find a room that has a lot of natural light.