Discussion in 'General Education' started by heavens54, Jan 28, 2012.
Feb 4, 2012
It might not count, but I love Good Will Hunting, and yes Bad Teacher was hilarious!
The thread is asking what your favorite teacher movie is, not criticizing other members.
Like most conversations, teachyourkids, threads take twists and turns.
Some twists, of course, are more priggish than others.
Anyway, my favorite is "My So-Called Life," the TV series, which is the most touching portrayal I know of high school life. I teach high school.
I can't remember the name of it, but a few years ago there was Hallmark movie about a young man with Tourette Sydrome. He persevered againist discrimination to realize his dream to become a teacher.
Each year my class reads the Jaime Escalante biography at the end of the year. We follow it up with the movie and I send them off to secondary education with the reminder that you can do anything with Ganas. LOVE IT!
Front of the Class. I was flipping through the tv channels and its on Hallmark right now.....
"High School High" (LOL!) I live THAT one everyday. Especially the part where he demonstrates how a book opens and the class goes, "Ooooooo, ahhhhhh!!!" (LOL!!!)
I love To Sir with Love!
I despise the movie Bad Teacher, it planted some not so nice ideas in hormone laden minds. (They get enough with the creepy teachers that make the news for bad stuff.)
Feb 5, 2012
This is so true. But, I would have to go with Stand and Deliver.
What was that strange movie with Russell Crowe as the teacher?
Then again there is always 'Carry on teacher'!
I think you may be getting the impression I live in a B/W world! But the best movies were made before colour.
A Beautiful Mind?
Feb 7, 2012
My favorite comedy about schools and teachers was Summer School with Mark Harmon and Kirsty Alley. I still laugh at the zaniness of it.
Feb 8, 2012
I just saw 187 the other night with Samuel L. Jackson. Anyone see that? It started out pretty good and then ended really strangely. Overall, pretty dark and twisted. It was written by a teacher. Hummmm, I'm just happy to say that his experience in teaching has not been mine.
Stand and Deliver. I think I must own it. It is truely an inspiring tale...
Feb 21, 2012
Lately I've seen quite a few movie, thanks to this thread
Freedom Writers - awesome, I loved it1 i considered showing it to my students, but I'd have to make it into a lesson, and I felt there are probably better ones out there for that purpose.
Stand and deliver - for me, it was a huge disappointment. For the most part, these movies leave me with ideas, and inspiration as a teacher. I didn't agree with the teacher's style, if we acted like he did, we'd get in trouble. Plus, I wouldn't want to humiliate and make fun of my students.
Lean on me - just saw it tonight, pretty good, especially the end.
and my favorite so far: Gridiron Gang It is the most relevant to my students and to me. I feel that I can also have them watch it, and teach conflicts (internal, external), and resolutions, motivations, etc. At the end i can have them write a character study as well as a reflective essay.