Title: Opening Doors - Music Video
Date: June 22, 2015
By: Pamela Winchester
State: New York
While viewing the domiciles, I recognized several issues I see while teaching children in Ogdensburg, NY. We have cases of anorexia, we have bullying and children whose families are affected by war. I chose to write a music video using doors numbered 1,2,10,and 13.
Door number 2 has all seeing eyes. I heard Brandon Heath sing about God's all seeing eyes and his desire to see like God, in a song titled, "Give me your Eyes." As a teacher, I feel the same way. I see glimpses of the issues children are going through but wish to know more so that I can better understand and help each child. Mr. Heath's song says;
"Give me Your eyes for just one second
Give me Your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me Your love for humanity
Give me Your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me Your eyes so I can see."
WOW! Amen! And so I found several amazing students and teachers to help me make a music video of a teacher seeing evidence of doors # 1, 10 and 13. The video, set to Mr. Heath's song, also includes a great teacher being let go because of a budget crisis. All these issues are common in schools, especially ours. Our music video is a story of how one teacher can make a difference, and of how one teacher does his best to make the world a better place by opening doors.
Perhaps your students could make a music video about one or more of the doors, too.
Special thanks to Alan for his artistic inspiration.