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I'd like to compile a list of movies about teaching. What's your favorite one? List one and why it really is good..... even better if you can post a clip!  Here is a nice list to get us started!

Here's my nominee, Dead Poet's Society. I guess cause I'm male but I really love the way Robin William's character confronts authority and gets his students to see outside the box.

Also see our Philosophy At The Movies quiz.  Match the film with a teaching philosophy. Can you? 


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Shoot, I don't watch teacher movies... the only one I've seen is the Sidney Poitier one, on TV, as a kid. I'd watch that just to hear his voice for an hour and a half : ))).
Freedom writers....Love that movie!

I guess one of my favourites would be 'Dangerous Minds'. I simply admire Michelle Pfeiffer's character as she never gives up on her students, even in times of tragedy.


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Hey, I like this thread & I love movies featuring teachers! So, here's another movie I really enjoyed:
The Ron Clark Story

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Wow, that is raw! I thought I was in a real classroom...

I missed this one, I'll have to get busy to hunt it up. I liked her style, provocative.....daring the kids to think.

Great pick. Plus she's pretty sexy :) (back in 95!).
The Ron Clark Story...
I felt inspired by his story & what he did to make a difference in his students' lives

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I can't help myself! I just have to disclose another one of my favourite movies...
PAY IT FORWARD...
Kevin Spacey does an exceptional job at challenging his students into thinking about how to change the world. What are we all doing to change the world or make changes in the world?


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These are great! But just to keep things a little lighter, here's my favorite "funny" movie in which there is a little teaching scene.... Ok, it doesn't exactly fit the discussion but it is lighthearted. I could watch this scene over and over and over and over.... I couldn't find the whole clip but here it is in part. Rent the movie! STripes.


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Seriously hilarious...kinda reminds me of my 1st day of class...heheheh
this is my favorite recent movie about teaching. Get it, if you haven't seen it. Very raw and real.

I love Iranian cinema = it is of the highest order and the narrative that drives their "stories" is phenomenal. I watched this following movie, "Blackboards" recently in a course on reading. It says a lot about the concept of "literacy" and how powerful it is to be able to read/write but also how it isn't everything either. It is about nomadic teachers who carry a blackboard around in search of students in the mountains -- trying to make a few pennies to survive.

This scene from Stand and Deliver is great. It is based on a true math teacher Jaime Escalante. A very inspiring view of teaching as a vocation (not a profession) and as dedication and caring (Nel Noddings would nod her head!) Read about the true facts of Escalante's time at Garfield here.


 

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