Your teacher profile video will be a tool to help market your class to parents. This is a chance to highlight your personality and show your professionalism.
Guidelines for your profile video
- Recommended: 30-90 seconds in length (required: 10 seconds – 5 minutes long)
- Clearly show your face for at least part of the video
- Speak clearly and in an engaging manner
- Good lighting
- No background noise
You can easily create a professional, high-quality video using your computer or smartphone. You will work with our Video Editor to record a video using Teams and she will edit it and post it for you.
Below are some tips to help you make a great video:
Audio/Visual and setup
- Audio: Make sure you can be heard clearly with no background noise. Typically headphones or an external microphone will produce good quality sound
- Video: Smartphones and laptops will do the trick, or you can use a digital camera if you have one.
- Framing: Place your camera or device at eye level on a stable surface to capture your full face and head. If you don’t have a tripod, use a stack of books or a box to achieve the desired height. Don’t hold your phone or camera in your hand as it will produce a shaky video, and be sure to shoot horizontally.
- Lighting: Your face should be well-lit either by natural light or by lamps. If you can move your lamp, place the light directly in front of you, a few feet away.
- Setting: Give yourself a neat and clean background. Make sure that you don’t have clutter or anything else unprofessional behind or around you. You are welcome to add scenes/screenshots from your Minecraft Worlds or Minecraft profile character if you will be editing your video.
What to say
- Introduce yourself with your full name.
- Briefly go over your professional background. Mention any experience or education that will help build your credibility as a teacher.
- State the topics or specific classes you are teaching, explaining why you’re a great person to teach these.
- Describe your teaching style or philosophy around teaching.
- Be friendly and connect with parents and their learners. Tell a fun fact about yourself or what you’re interested in.
- The profile video should be used to introduce yourself as a teacher and is not intended as a demo lesson.
- Create a short script and read it aloud before recording. This will help you sound more natural on camera. The editor can also help you with this, but be prepared.
- You don’t have to get it right on the first take. Give yourself a few chances to feel comfortable. The Video Editor will help you with this.
- If you want to edit your video to add photos, music, or anything else, you are welcome to do so; however, it is not required. Talk to the editor about what you would like and see what is available.