Join MY HERO Learning Circle Educators From Around the World

Check out what came from the students of these inspiring teachers!


Global MY HERO Learning CIrcle
Credit: MY HERO

MY HERO Learning Circles, a partnership with iEARN (International Education and Resource Network), brings the world into your classroom and your classroom into the world. Teachers and students from around the world collaborate and learn about each other, each others cultures, communities and of course, HEROES.

Below are curated works of art, stories, films and audio that have been created by students from around the world under the leadership of amazing and dedicated teachers. You and your class are invited to join the next session of circles. Click here for information about the opportunity to learn more about the MY HERO Learning Circles. 

SHOWCASE ORGANIZER PAGES that capture ALL of their class's multimedia projects. 

Dreamteam Heroes - Mali Bickley - Teacher - Dream Believe Achieve

We enjoyed learning about the heroes in our lives. We learned that we can be inspired by ordinary people who are challenged by extraordinary situations. They inspired us to Dream about our goals, Believe in our abilities and gifts and then we can Achieve anything.

Agbalou Elementary School - Morocco - Teacher - Abdelaziz R Rhazzali

"It was such a great time, the time we shared, my students and I, with you during this project. We enjoyed researching and writing about our heroes. As we enjoy reading about yours! No doubt this experience will gather us again next year. Teacher "Aziz", Abdelaziz Rhazzali


South Callaway Elementary CALL TO ACTION Circle - Student Leaders find their voices!

Our students had a fantastic experience participating in the iEARN Global Collaboration Learning Circle. Communicating with other classrooms around the world is an extremely beneficial opportunity for students who live in a rural area such as ours to catch a glimpse of other cultures and to consider similarities and differences amongst our world's peoples. The My Hero: Call to Action Learning Circle that our students participated in through the iEARN Learning Circle afforded students the opportunity to examine their own thoughts and beliefs about the qualities and characteristics true heroes possess. Furthermore, the circle helped our classrooms around the world to focus on universally important issues and concerns. Our students here at South Callaway were inspired by the ideas shared by others. Communicating with other students, teachers and Circle facilitators encouraged them to learn more, dig deeper and take more risks. This is an experience that all students may gain much from!

Mashar High School

Tehran, Iran - MY HERO Learning Circle 2010

We are Iranian. We live in Tehran , the capital city of Iran.  These students are in grade eleven at Mashar High School. This is an exciting project because it has given us a vast perspective toward different people from different parts of the world.Knowing that you can have more than one hero and learning from others is interesting . We loved doing this and sharing this much information from all over the world. Thank you my hero.

Ala Babcinețchi's students from Theoretical Lyceum "Ion Creangă" in Florești, Moldova were active participants in the MY HERO Learning Circle. They explored the theme of heroism and wrote essays honoring their personal hero. Read their essays here.

Students from
Credit: Ala Babcinețchi

Short Films, Art and Stories Celebrating Community Heroes During the Coronavirus submitted by Learning Circle Participants

My Coronavirus Hero: My Aunt

By: Saba Mosfehi

This story is written by a student in Iran about her aunt. 

Wear Your Mask

By: Li Qiao an; Ren Wen hwei

This is a poster by a student in Taiwan to warn and protect Taiwanese people from the threat of covid-19 pandemic.


Kyana Hajipour

Coronavirus Heroes

Mandana Salimi

My Hero: the Street Sweeper

Setayesh Salimi

Watch this film in FULL SCREEN.

Coronavirus Hero: Street Sweepers

By: Setayesh Salimi
Street sweepers in Tehran, Iran, continue to work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Heroes

By: Sarina Vaziri

CALL TO ACTION - MY HERO Learning Circle

This first Call to Action circle featured teachers from Canada, USA and Morocco. Their goal: to choose a hero or organization to support in whatever way they saw fit and to document their actions with Skype sessions, blogs, art, photos and short films. Check out their inspiring results.

My Hero: Call to Action

By: Laura Nietzer
Saddle River Day School Honors Jeremy Glick


By: rhazzali 6th Grade Students
Aghbalou Elementary School -- Call for ActionIn this page you will learn about our actions to help nomads in our area and also to adopt positive actions toward the environment.  We are a 5th  grade class from southern Morocco, we had chance this year to take part of the great project  MY HERO and to get inspired to take a positive action toward our community: so we decide to help nomads living in the mountain around and also raising awareness in our village about the importance of a clean environment.... we really enjoyed time with this project and we felt WE CAN make a difference!

Dreamteam 4

By: Mali Bickley

Building a School Brick by BrickWe decided to support Free the Children's Brick by Brick program. Our friend, Sidibay, a former child soldier from Sierra Leone, came to talk to us about the importance of education to children from all over the world. We held fundraisers and created awareness videos and campaigns to make others aware of the importance of education for all children. 

My Hero Call to Action:Nickels For Nepal

By: Mia

My Hero Call to Action inspired children to find a project that they could help others. McConnell Elementary gifted students have helped to support a non-profit called Nickels For Nepal. This foundation works with a NGO in Nepal, Project Education Nepal to help children in the remote Mijar Village 100 KM outside Kathmandu, Nepal.


Short films when done well can really melt our hearts and minds. There are some remarkable films from some wonderful students and their dedicated teachers. See for yourself.

The Plastic Perils in an Elementary School Lunch

Producer: Kathryn Zimmerman

South Callaway students take a step in reducing the amount of plastic waste they produce. They offer alternatives to one-time use plastic items found in my students lunch bags.

Be green and recycle

Producer: Mrs. Amal Fahim Elqersh
We take an action and taught KG kids in our school how to be green and recycle. We taught them how to make useful things from the litter and useless things.

TOUCHDOWN! with The Leader in Me

Producer: Kathy ZImmerman
South Callaway 4th graders interview their heroes, the high school football team, to find out how they follow the 7 habits.

Call to Action

Producer: Laura Nietzer
Kids take up activism in memory of a classmate's father.

A Day In The Life of a Silent Hero

Producer: Zvonka Dalić Rink & Kristina Gaberscek
A young student demonstrates everyday heroism.

Rainforest Fable

Producer: Cassidy Hancock, Breanna Meneses
Claymation PSA on the importance of saving world's rainforests. FIELDCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CANADA - MALI BICKLEY 5TH GRADE CLASS

Painting Peace

Producer: Slater Jewell-Kemker
Painting a Peace mural for the Art-Miles-Mural-Project.

Hipolito Rodriguez: A Quest for La Joyita

Producer: Marino Miranda Noriega and Andres Galindo Gomez of Crafts School, Mexi...
Hipolito Rodriguez is galvanizing the people to help save the forests.

We Are All Somebody

Producer: The Dreamteam from CANADA
Teacher Mali Bickley allows her students' voices to soar.

Imagine Peace

Produced by:Mali Bickley & The Dreamteam
A collection of art and prose from children of the world who imagine peace.


There are SO many stories written by students participating in the MY HERO Global Learning Circles... far too many to include. Here are some examples.


By: Mohamed from Tinghir, Morocco
Donkey inspires his family with his hard work and patience.

Stephen Lewis

By: Ingrid from Peterborough, Canada
Stephen Lewis is a former UN Special Envoy in Africa, established his own AIDS foundation.

A Sister Running an Orphanage in Assam, INDIA

By: Tanjim Iqbal from Balipara, India

A true hero

By: Anja from Gimnazija Tolmin, Slovenia


By: Oana-Sanziana from Galati, Romania


By: Primoz from Gimnazija Tolmin, Slovenia

Mariya Bashkirtseva

By: Yulia from Kirovograd

Rudy Garcia-Tolson

By: Bianca

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

By: Artyom from Tselina, Russia
Alexander Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist and dissident who won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Pyotr Klimuk

By: Alex Nizulko from Braslav, Belarus

Raymond Hao-Tien Huang

By: Tina Yu-Ting from Taipei
Raymond Hao-Tien Huang overcame poverty to become a successful career man, as well as a wonderful father.


Visualizing heroism for many students and teachers is an extremely rewarding experience. There are some very talented artists in all age groups who share their heroes using art. Be inspired. 

Together We Can Unlock Peace

By: Integrated Grade Nine Arts Class - PCVS - Canada

The Great Russian Writer - N. V. Gogol

By: Nastya Kulik - 10th Grade

My Hero is DUCK

By: Antonia from Scoala No. 28, Dan Barbilian, Constanta, Romania

My Hero Is My Sister

By: Anastasiya Meleshkevich

Peace Fits

By: Integrated Arts Grade Nine Class - PCVS - Canada

Rob Stewart

By: Owen from Bradford, Ontario, Canada

Rachel Carson as a Young Girl

By: Maia Desjardins

Selena Gomez

By: Mara Bostan from Constanta


By: Grade 6 Class at Aghbalou Elementary School

Mrs. Anfur Baba

By: Learning Circle

Dr. Shudda S. Rauniya

By: Learning Circle

Together We Can Unlock Peace

By: Integrated Grade Nine Arts Class - PCVS - Canada

My Teacher

By: Mara Epifan from Constanta


Woodrow Wilson Elementary used AUDIO to record their HERO STORIES

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with the MY HEERO learning circles. We began our experience by completing a survey in Google forms to tell information about ourselves. When we learned the location of the other classes in our circle, we used Google earth to look at each location. We responded to the discussion board in the iEarn circle about our thoughts about heroes.

In Mr. Allen's Social Studies class, we did research about our heroes and used audacity to create recordings about our heroes.

At the end of the project, we reviewed the projects created by the other classes around the world. We chose a hero from the completed projects page and responded to questions in a discussion board created by our technology facilitator, Joanna Brown.

Michael Jackson

By: Dennoire, Jadyn, Jay and Estephanie
A student report

Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: Brittany, Michael, Aylen and Emir

Maya Angelou

By: Michael, Amaya, Meredity, Emma & Bryson

Abraham Lincoln

By: Valerie, Cruz, Daniela and David
A student report.


Many teachers return year after year to the MY HERO Global Learning Circles. These are just a few of them. They tell MY HERO that it is one of the best things they do all year with their students and that the experiential and global nature of the project helps create life long learners.

Mali Bickley

By: My Hero Project
Mali Bickley uses technology to help her students connect with their peers around the world to build empathy and tolerance.

Guillermo Ojeda-Lajud

By: Wendy Jewell from The My Hero Project
Guillermo Ojeda-Lajud is teacher in Mexico who helps his students gain filmmaking skills.

Laura Nietzer

By: David Kemker from The My Hero Project
Laura Nietzer inspires her students through the MY HERO Learning Circle.

Barry Kramer

By: David Kemker
Barry Kramer empowers students to ask questions and find answers through Learning Circles, a telecollaborative learning experience.
My teacher, Aziz
By: Soufiane from Tinghir

Mrs. Senger

By: Dylan from Morinville

Organizer created on 6/24/2015 5:30:47 AM by Wendy Jewell

Last edited 1/11/2021 3:35:04 PM by Laura Nietzer