5 Lessons Teachers Can Learn from Movies

Teacher Lessons From The Movies

As we bid farewell to this half-term, let’s delve into a whimsical blog that explores the intriguing realm of teaching through the lens of cinema. Within these digital pages, we uncover the valuable lessons that movies bestow upon us about the art of education. Within the vast array of cinematic educators, there exists a spectrum of effectiveness. From the timeless brilliance of Robin William’s portrayal in “Dead Poets Society” to a myriad of other pedagogical personas, the silver screen offers a captivating spectrum. As you navigate through this narrative, I invite you to reflect upon your own experiences and ponder: Has a celluloid mentor ever ignited the flames of inspiration within your own educational journey? Let us know in the comments.

Kindergarten Cop – Own up to your mistakes.

We are humans, often under stress and not infallible. As long as the students are at the centre of what we do!

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Finding Nemo – Don’t be afraid to have fun.

Of course, childhood should be a joyful and delightful time of exploration, imagination, and growth. We firmly believe in creating an enriching and playful environment for children to thrive in.

We understand that every child is unique, with their own set of talents, interests, and dreams.

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Finding Nemo Teacher Gif

Matilda – Don’t put on an act.

This Secret Teacher article is very depressing but I imagine we have all changed something we usually do for SLT or Of•••d. We need to cultivate confident innovative, real teachers. I love this scene from Matilda where everything in the classroom is changed to meet the expectations of someone who has power but does not teach. Can you relate?

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Fist Fight – Don’t Compete.

I have met very few teachers who think they are as great as they are. This great blog by ThatBoyCanTeach describes teaching in the age of the celebrity teacher.

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School of Rock – Share your passion.

If you are excited by your subject that is contagious, a great teacher can hook students into almost any subject.

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You might also like our New Girl post on teaching.

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