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Favorite Teacher Movie of All Time?

Heather Wolpert-Gawron Middle School teacher by day, Tweenteacher by night

OK, so here's a thread with very little purpose other than to share some titles of movies that make us smile or think about our own profession.

Have a second? Then drop us a comment on your favorite teacher movie of all time!

I can't wait to hear what you have to say.

-Heather WG

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Special Education Teacher

My favorite teacher movie is

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My favorite teacher movie is "The Miracle Worker" and I'm probably showing my age by this comment!

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Dead Poet's Society!!!!!

Dead Poets Society

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Dead Poets Society

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Stand & Deliver

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For those of you who chose Stand & Deliver as your favorite movie or feel that Jaime Escalante inspired you as an educator, you may be interested in knowing/learnign the following:
Jaime Escalante unfortunately has stage 4 bladder cancer and has maybe two months to live. Here are two short news segments by local TV stations:

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ80Fa7hoao and

- http://www.nbclosangeles.com/station/as-seen-on/Jaime_Escalante_Turned_L...

He deserves to have comfort and dignity in his last days, so again, if you can, please send a donation to:

"Friends of Jaime"
236 West Mountain Street
Suite 105
Pasadena, CA 91103

Those who wish to make a contribution by credit card can call (626) 793-5300 or download a donation form at: www.edwardjamesolmos.com/PDF/JAIME-ESCALANTE-DONATION.pdf. There’s also a fundraiser in LA this weekend, hosted by Edward James Olmos, the actor who played Escalante in Stand and Deliver.
My sincere apologies for seeming preach-y, this seemed to be an appopriate conversation strand to share an opportunity to help someone who has dedicated his life to helping students (and indirectly inspiring many educators).

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Yup, that's my favorite one too. Love the French boys singing!

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The History Boys. A big worry but characters seem real in a non-Hollywood way

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To Sir with Love - favorite teacher movie of all time, especially since the inspirational person is such an outstanding individual. This movie inspired me to become a teacher, and a heart-warming rendition of Lulu's theme song was beautifully done by a peer at our graduation in 1974.

Teri

Secondary School ESOL and College English

The Great Debaters

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Where teachers have to walk the talk.

Middle School teacher by day, Tweenteacher by night

The Great Debaters

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Ditto. This movie, much like Remember the Titans, is benign enough to show middle schoolers and even upper elementary, but heady enough in content to be important in its message. I show it to my Speech & Debate elective every year, but I can see using it for History, ELA, etc...

Anyone know if it's based on a book?

Speaking of which, I'm teaching a Film Appreciation course this summer and I'm looking for book to movie films. Any suggestions?

-Heather WG

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