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.
Hey Jude, that's the only one that came to my mind too ; ) BTW, how old are you??? I am 50, it is the first birthday I have had a hard time accepting... I never minded one up til now. But I'm getting over it, what can you do? I am still young to men who are older than me :D
And who cares what those youngens think of me? They just have sooo far to go. I don't like the physical decline though (eyes, ears...) That doesn't seem like a fair price for all this wisdom.. oh yuck, I really don't like that part!!
You are bang on and I had completely forgot about Mr. Holland's Opus! Here's the trailer for those who haven't seen it and as Ron suggests, it is an important film about teaching for many reasons...