No doubt about it — Rochester teachers are #publicschoolproud.
A new, three-year video project — Rochester Teachers Care, launched this week by the Rochester Teachers Association — brings viewers into the heart of the classroom and into the many ways teachers educate and motivate their students every day. The project was made possible through a NYSUT Solidarity Grant.
The first video features John-Martin Cannon, a first-year, sixth grade teacher at School 10, as he begins every school day with a talking circle. The circle provides Cannon's students with a safe and comfortable time to talk about things important to them. Watch the video here:
A new video of Rochester educators at work will be released every week over the next three school years. The videos will be shared on the RTA website, RTA’s Facebook page, Twitter, and other social media venues. RTA is also partnering with community groups and local organizations to make the project an ongoing reminder that there’s much to admire about our teachers and and our schools, and many reasons to be #publicschoolproud.
"As we enter what may be a tough few years for public education, we must redouble our efforts to make our schools better for all our students. At the same time, we must highlight the positive, emphasize the good news, and shed light on the daily heroism of Rochester teachers," said RTA President Adam Urbanski. "It is our hope that the Rochester Teachers Care project will contribute to good practices in our profession and build greater confidence in our schools."