Nominate the Teacher Who Influenced You Most

Posted on May 20, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week may be over, but there is still time to nominate your favorite educator to win a chance at a Kindle, a DVD copy of the widely acclaimed film Pushing the Elephant, and other cool prizes. Send us your nomination no later than next Monday, May 23rd for consideration. We'll announce the top five later that week, and let the world decide the top winner. As we all know, teachers are often overworked, under-appreciated, and meagerly compensated. But all of us have had teachers who helped us grow up, make sense of the world, and to find our footing. At ITVS, we want educators to get the props (and resources) they deserve. Community Classroom does that by giving teachers free stuff: standards-aligned lesson plans, fabulous independent film content (often using Independent Lens films), innovative games, discussion guides, and more.

We want to celebrate those life-changing teachers. Send us the name of the teacher in your life — along with the school, the year, the city or town, and what you remember about that teacher — that made you nominate him or her as your Best. Teacher. Ever.

Post your nominations through comments on Facebook or email them to (We encourage you to include a relevant photo or video if you have one.) Our winning teacher and our four runners up will each receive one of our great prizes, including a Kindle from, autographed film posters, full-length films from our Community Classroom collection, and lots more. We will also profile the nominee, as well as the student or colleague who submitted the nomination, on our blogs. Join us in celebrating teachers that make a difference!


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