Discussion in 'General Education Archives' started by educatingme, Mar 4, 2007.
Mar 7, 2007
Sorry, just saw the post mentioning Finding Forrester ages back.
Mar 8, 2007
I checked out two classic teacher movies from the library and watched them this week:
To Sir, With Love and
Stand and Deliver
They were both inspiring and interesting. I have to say, neither was nearly as powerful for me as Freedom Writers, though. That movie blew me away!
It was also, as an aside, interesting to see the clothes and style of speaking from the 1960s and 1980s. Lulu must have been some kind of hit back then, although I have no idea who she is. And all the soft lens focus on the Miss Dare character's eyes. Bright wide eyes looking at her adored teacher Sir.
Then in Stand and Deliver, the tough-act put on by Lou Diamond Philips! He just does not seem tough! Edward James Olmos is so perfect as the teacher, though, he just nails the engineer turned high school math teacher. His body language, the comb over, so perfect.
Are there any other Must See movies for teachers anyone recommends?
Mar 9, 2007
I can't believe I nearly forgot one of my favorite movies:
The Browning Version
Albert Finney is so convincing I nearly wanted to grab him out of the screen and protect him from the treatment he received. What a performance.
The Private War of Major Benson. I loved that when I was a little kid; it's a really old flick.
I cant believe no-one has mentioned :
Educating Rita (My personal fav)
Goodbye Mr Chips
But they are both English background so will forgive you all ... hehehe
History Boys (haven't seen this yet but am going to)(It's about a teacher who is hired to raise test scores at a school in England I believe)
Pump up the Volume
The King and I
The Little Princess (Shirley Temple sent to a horrible boarding school while father fights in the war)
Actually this post couldn't have come at a better time! I have to watch an education related movie for one of my Graduate classes!
My Professor raves about Barbarian Invasion.
Sorta a teacher movie( has teachers and students in it) the Harry Potty movies.
Mr Holland's Opus-I don't think anyone mentioned that one. I loved it.
whoops, just saw it in an earlier post......sorry!!
Mar 10, 2007
"Gryphon." Amanda Plummer and Alexis Cruz. It's great. Substitute teacher like none you've ever seen.
Timmothy Hutton and Tom Cruise? That was Taps
Thanks, jojo808, but that wasn't it.... I looked up TAPS, it was close, but that wasn't it.
It has been bugging me for a few days, so I went to the IMDb database, and after a LONG search, I found the movie I remembered!
It is called Toy Soldiers. About some rebel boys kicked out of every school for misbehaving, and when terrorists take over, they outsmart them. It was made in 1991, and included Sean Astin and Wil Wheaton. I'm glad I found it!
The movie is called "Half Nelson" and it is one of the best movies I have seen recently.
Mar 13, 2007
Just saw Coach Carter and loved it. It was based on a true story about how a basketball coach touches the lives of high school students and turns their lives around. Very touching and inspiring.
Mar 14, 2007
LOVE Kindergarten Cop and The Trouble with Angels. Also, what is the name of that movie with Meryl Streep as the violin teacher? That was great.
Mar 15, 2007
Meryl Streep movie = Music of the Heart, mentioned a couple of times earlier...it was on TV recently and I loved it again!
Apr 10, 2007
Showing these movies in class? But if there's a, "For Home Use Only" warning, isn't it illegal to show them in school?
Hey, Pastdweller, we were just talking about our favorite teacher movies, not ones to show in school...
Apr 11, 2007
It also wouldn't necessarily be illegal to show a for home use only movie in class if the school had a movie license and if the movie was on the approved list of movies for the license. I used to work in a before and after school program and this is how we were able to show fun movies.