on 15-05-202004:39 PM - last edited on 21-05-202010:58 AM by Milkbox
While we're all #StayingAtHome, one of the people that we tend to leave out when thanking our heroes are our teachers. Especially during these trying times, when they're still able to prioritize each of their students through different online platforms like Zoom, their commitment inspires us to never stop learning.
This Teacher's Day, let's show our appreciation to the teachers in our lives by catching up on movies that show how important the educators are to us all.
1. Dead Poets Society
"O Captain! My Captain!"
The memory of Robin Williams passionately telling his students to seize the day or "Carpe Diem", will always spark inspiration and bravery to all.
Robin Williams as John Keating taught us all to challenge the norm, to be different. A teacher that wasn't afraid to go against the school’s system and encouraged students to express themselves no matter what.
These are the teachers who made a huge impact on our lives. Changing us from a regular student, into leaders and pioneer of tomorrow.
“Knowledge counts but common sense matters.”
Similar to Dead Poets Society, Dangerous Minds puts Michelle Pfeiffer in the shoes of LouAnne Johnson, ex-US marine teaching in an inner-city school.
Part of what makes Dangerous Minds such an amazing movie is that it shows the compassion and care that a teacher show for their students. Believing that everyone is the same, regardless of race and their background. And what’s most interesting is that the movie was based on a true story.
Our teachers in our lives also show the same compassion by always being there for us, whether it's through a WhatsApp message or even just being able to reach out to them for advice.
3. School of Rock
"Math is a wonderful thing! Math is a really cool thing!"
What'd you get when you mix a member of one of the most famous rock bands in the world, Tenacious D, and a classroom of students? School of Rock.
Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, an amateur rock enthusiast who secretly takes his friend's substituting job at a high school. Safe to say the movie itself is pretty funny and enjoyable to watch.
Throughout the movie, the students start to gain more confidence and Dewey starts to reach out and help "his students" with their own personal problems.
3. Finding Forrester
"The first key to writing is... to write, not to think."
More of a mentor-mentee rather than a typical teacher movie, Finding Forrester was the story of a reclusive author and his relationship with a teenager.
Played by Sean Connery, William Forrester helps Jamal hone his writing skills while also learning humility himself.
The story is one that showcases the friendship between a mentor and a mentee. Being able to build a friendship that lasts beyond just a classroom or lecture hall environment.
The teachers in our lives are not only there to teach us what’s is in the school syllabus, but also to groom us to become the leaders of tomorrow. Show your appreciation today and be grateful for all they have done!