A film about the fate of talented teachers. Ship at sea. Participants in the teachers' congress in the ship's cabin. Speak (synchronously) teachers: S. Ryabtseva, Surovtseva, Naiman, Stankevich and others about the creation of a creative union of teachers of the Far East. Children at their desks at school. Students are speaking (synchronously). S. Ryabtseva talks with children. Sochi city. VF Matveev - editor of the "Uchitelskaya Gazeta" among teachers - members of the organizing committee for the creation of the creative Union of teachers of the USSR. M. Shchetinin is speaking (synchronously and behind the scenes). School in the village of Azovskaya, where M. Shchetinin works as a director. Children in class at school, while working in the field. S. Ryabtseva among teachers, holding her book "Children of the Eighties".