Just a lighthearted blog for the end of half term. These are some lessons about teaching from the movies. Some teachers in films are more effective than others. Some like Robin Williams character in Dead poets society are truly iconic. Have you been inspired by a teacher in a film? 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!
Finding Nemo – Don’t be afraid to have fun.
We work with children and childhood should be fun. Right?
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?
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.
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.If you are excited by your subject that is contagious, a great teacher can hook students into almost any subject. Click To Tweet
You might also like our New Girl post on teaching.