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Two filmmakers want to talk to teachers, make them stars

Since I’m basically a filmmaker now, I have to support my own. A two-man team of smart young filmmakers is looking for teachers to tell their stories.

They write:

What kind of story? Stories like that big time success that deep down you’ve been burning to brag about. Or, just as importantly, a failure – big or small – that you’ve had a chance to get your head around a little and understand what might prevent it in the future. Or finally, unexpected ways you learned how to be a better teacher.

I’ve already talked to them for the film, which will be titled “Teacher, Teacher,” and found them sharp and knowledgeable of the issues.

Here’s the full info on how you can get involved:

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: TeacherTeacher Short <teacherteachershort@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 9:30 AM
Subject: Looking for TEACHER STORIES!

Dear Teachers,

We’re a young, scrappy team making a little movie about teaching. And we’re getting in touch to see if you, teachers, might add your story to our work.What kind of story? Stories like that big time success that deep down you’ve been burning to brag about. Or, just as importantly, a failure – big or small – that you’ve had a chance to get your head around a little and understand what might prevent it in the future. Or finally, unexpected ways you learned how to be a better teacher.

Who? Young, old, charter, public – heck, even private – we want you! We want to capture your voice, your stories about teaching, as long as you feel you have something to say.

We’re planning a shoot for Monday (the 9th) to capture as many of these stories as we can. Are you interested and available? If you have a story in mind – tell the 30 second version to TeacherTeacherShort@gmail.com. Oh – and please include your phone number so we can get in touch!

Thanks,
Joe & The “Teacher, Teacher” Team

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