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.
not a movie about teaching but a great movie to show and discuss is "Truman Show"
because you can discuss so many things in connection with it..
My favourite is ,as pointed out, Dead Poets Society.
What about the movie 'When the boys Sing', or 'Dangerous Minds' or 'The Freedom Writers' and one that is so difficult to watch "Taming Andrew" or by its other name 'When Andrew Comes Home'. All of them are great movies and all about teaching...
Good luck and let me know what you think.