In my first grade class we would call this page a "Work in Progress" I have recently discovered the world of blogs and I have found it very interesting. I can't believe I am starting my own blog. (I have no clue what I'm doing.") But, I'm very excited. So, for now this is a Work in Progress. Hopefully, you'll come back and check the ongoing progress.
Zero the Hero Day 40
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Lights, Camera, and.....Action!!! Time to get the popcorn out!
While driving in the car yesterday for 11 hours I was thinking of many things. I started thinking about movies (which I love) and more especially movies about or centered around teachers. I was thinking of "Good Teacher" movies, whereby the teachers portrayed went outside the box and/or influenced their students. Here are some of my favorite teacher movies. What movies have you seen with teachers?
#1 Dead Poet's Society Love this movie! Robin Williams' character is so inspiring!
This movie takes place across the water from me. It comes from the book How Wide is the Water? by Pat Conroy. Amazing how one teacher can influence so many. (Note: If you've never read the book put it on your list!)
#3 Mona Lisa Smiles
Julia Roberts portrays a woman ahead of her time. She displays passion for her students and her teaching.
#4 Mr. Holland's Opus
This is an incredible moving about teaching, love, and dreams. It gets me everytime I watch it!
#5 To Sir, With Love
An incredible movie about a teacher (portrayed by Sidney Poitier) who tries to make a difference in the lives of students. Great story, acting, and music!!
#6 The Miracle Worker
The inspirational story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. Incredible performances and a classic among movies. Makes you appreciate those teachers who came before us and made such a difference for so many!
I know I'm going to think of some more movies as soon as I post this. Looking forward to seeing movies that you enjoy involving teachers.
Hello! Who am I? I am a first grade teacher who loves teaching despite the politics, paperwork, and constant demands. I love watching my students learn new things and develop a sense of accomplishment. Teaching first grade is my passion. Children's books are another one of my passions. Besides teaching I love reading, writing, traveling, and going to the beach.