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List of School Movies

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I have been collecting movie titles like this for quite some time. I just put up my list on my blog: http://blog.attitutor.com/2013/02/education-in-movies-titles-list.html

I have not included all the ones listed in this post nor in the comments because I either have not seen the movie or do not believe that it's valuable. There are only a few titles that I have on my list that I have not yet seen. Conrack, for instance, is one I have not yet seen, but I include it because it is a title that has been mentioned repeatedly on lists like this. There are 272 movies in my list, so it's pretty comprehensive. The films I am most likely not to include would be horror and those that are centered on High School and College.

New job (2 years after credentialling) in Science in southern California

I think it would be great if

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I think it would be great if you'd make a printable list of all the suggestions, adding to it as they come in.

Middle school science teacher 6-8th grades

others

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What about a very old movie Cipher in the Snow.
Also on my list Freedom Writers, October Sky. All three have had an impact on my career. The first reminds us of the importance of connecting with each student.

veteran math and technology teacher/coordinator

inspriational and educational, but not strictly "teaching"

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as a teacher, there are many lessons that i've learned and not all of them happen in the classroom. i also find "Radio" and, to a lesser extent "Friday Night Lights," to be a phenomenal movie about the role of a school and caring teachers/coaches/educators in the lives of students.

Curriculum Director and developer; Education and Media blogger

I Not Stupid

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There is a Singapore movie called "I Not Stupid" (and its sequel "I Not Stupid Too") that had a profound effect on me as a teacher and parent. With the current fetish for test scores and Asian education practices, this movie serves as a reminder of the pressure students in Asia face from teachers and parents. The movie begins with a boy wishing to commit suicide because he is a mediocre student. http://youtu.be/5kKqWhDDgc8

New job (2 years after credentialling) in Science in southern California

Buck the movie

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A movie that isn't generally considered about education moved me incredibly as an educator: Buck http://buckthefilm.com/ is about a "horse whisperer" His methods to train recalcitrant horses (using love and understanding) is an incredible lesson for teachers as well. There is also a book, The Faraway Horses, about him that continues the inspiration. He is an inspired teacher!

Chair of Ad Ed at Nyack College School of Education

I Hope The List Creator is not a Teacher

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This is largely an inappropriate list for teachers with certain exceptions. To Sir with Love, Up the Down Staircase, Mr Holland's Opus, Conrack are excellent suggestions. Most of the movies are smutty and inappropriate, paint teachers in a disrespectful light and other s have nothing to do with education. Dead Poet's Society, Stand and Deliver, Finding Forester are inspirational.Even Lean on Me is a totally fictionalized account of a principal who broke the law and illegally threw kids out school.

Carrie? A movie with the message that if you bully a girl she will use her telekinetic powers to incinerate her class.

Andhra Pradesh

I can't believe the list

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I can't believe the list doesn't mention, "To Sir, with Love"

Andhra Pradesh

I can't believe the list

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I can't believe the list doesn't mention, "To Sir, with Love"

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Smoke Signals and Akeelah and the Bee. My absolute favorite is the classic 'To Sir, With Love'. You can't deny the importance of having high expectations, and treating students as deserving respect and decency regardless of their economic and ethnic cultures. I also love the fact that teaching seems to choose us even if that wasn't our chosen field of study.

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