Stephen Sondheim on the Importance of Teachers
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim shares his views on the importance of teachers and how teachers inspired him.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Sondheim-13**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video in a teacher appreciation activity. How do students react to Mr. Sondheim’s words? How would they describe the importance of teachers?


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.