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CSE Chairperson, Mattituck, NY

A Few More Ideas

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On Aug 29, 2011, at 2:18 PM, Linda Tillinghast wrote:

I don't think I have twenty movies, but I would like to add a few more to the list if I may.

The first is:

1. Remember the Titans - this movie starring Denzel Washington is based on the true story of integration of a Virginia High School and its football team in a previously all white community and football league. The lessons learned are invaluable.

2. Apollo 13 - this movie starring Tom Hanks based upon the true story of the failed moon landing and almost fatal loss of crew speaks to the incredible things that happen when we display the determination, perseverance, and teamwork we are capable of.

3. The Shawshank Redemption - this movie while a bit graphic and of course meant for high school students is provocative for its depiction of corruption within so-called institutions, injustices where there should be justice, and taking justice into one's own hands. But the underlying and enduring theme of friendship is what propels this movie and will undoubtedly propel classroom discussion.

Regards,
Linda Tillinghast

Librarian / Webmaster - Woodlawn High School in Baltimore, Maryland

Top Twenty Movies

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How could you not include Mr. Holland's Opus?
I would also include Good Will Hunting and Freedom Writers!

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Accepted (the quirky

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Accepted (the quirky brainiac, Lewis Black) and Summer School (Mark Harmon before NCIS). The best films on education.

MS teacher/administrator from Augusta, GA

The Emperor's Club

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Kevin Kline? Jesse Eisenberg? Emile Hirsch? Patrick Dempsey, and many others?

Alas, this extraordinary film for teachers is not on this list.

Chef Instructor working with 10th, 11th & 12th graders; Wilmington, DE

Going out on a limb here...

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a great story; it reminds us to use the imagination and wonder of youth. We so often overlook imagination, that little fire of creativity, in lieu of the day-to-day rat race. Sometimes it is good to take your foot off the gas, breath and reset to a new mind set. I, for one, like to press my own ctrl+alt+delete buttons to get back on track. Perhaps Willy and Charlie can do that for us, if not just for a little while.

To Be and To Have - French

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You have to see this movie about a teacher's last year in a rural one-room school house. Simply amazing!

I also don't see on this list...

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Blackboard Jungle
Wide Awake
Dangerous Minds

Light It Up

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You missed (or didn't see) a very important movie about the abuses of power and the damage that can be done to students in the name of 'the organization'.

High school English charter school teacher; Ed Leadership grad student

Freedom Writers

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The English teacher in me loves the way students cling to writing to survive hardships. The at-risk teacher in me loves how the teacher approaches her students. The movie fan in me loves the plot. =]

Accepted

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Get past the canned scheming and you'll get a movie about all the students who don't fit the college mold. They create a college of "what do you want to learn?" and then use the student body as the faculty. Wait...the learner as facilitator? Engagement-driven curriculum? Sounds like #edcamp 101 to me!

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