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! Also see this Rotten Tomatoes list about best H.S. movies.
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?
Also see these two posts offering lessons for teachers from the two movies.
Get more movie related teaching resources HERE.
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.
I can't help myself! I just have to disclose another one of my favourite movies...
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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?
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.