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The BEST movie ever about

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The BEST movie ever about urban teaching (all teaching) is "The Class." In French, but it doesn't matter. And I would add "Half Nelson."

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I would add Dangerous Minds to this list, a film based on the book My Posse Don't Do Homework by LouAnne Johnson.

Connie Ragen Green

PreK-12 Librarian in the Sturgeon R-V district, parent of a Kindergartener

Mr. Holland's Opus...one of

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Mr. Holland's Opus...one of my all-time favorites

PreK-12 Librarian in the Sturgeon R-V district, parent of a Kindergartener

Definitely this movie....love

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Definitely this movie....love it...

Mr. Holland's Opus

Associate Vice President at Eastern Kentucky University

A few other movies to consider

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You present excellent movies. However, I would strongly recommend these, too:

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October Sky
Remember the Titans
Front of the Class (Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie)

High school English teacher-FL

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I totally agree. BUT I think that this movie is only known by the "older" teacher crowd due to it coming out...3+ decades ago?? YIKES. TO me it is so inspirational on so many levels as well as, unfortunately, disturbing on so many levels. I watched it every time I wanted to quit due to Nolte's character as well as that last line....

I do think this should be included on the list....

mom & former exec producer @edutopia.org

Yes, I can't wait to see this

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Yes, I can't wait to see this -- about a school where chess is "king" the cool kids are cool because they are smart.

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Brooklyn Castle - awesome documentary about I.S. 318. Now on DVD and in some theaters.

HS Librarian

Mona Lisa Smile!! It shows

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Mona Lisa Smile!! It shows how far we have come in education and what is possible.

Middle School Librarian, Sheldon ISD, Houston, TX

Good Will Hunting Contrasts

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Good Will Hunting
Contrasts educators who genuinely care about helping students, versus those who don't.

High school science teacher

Other "must see" movies

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"Good Will Hunting" Directed by Gus Van Sant
"Les Choristes" Directed by Christophe Barratier
"Mr. Holland's Opus" Directed by Stephen Herek

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