I love movies about teachers, probably because I am one, and I would like to share with you some of what I believe to be the best movies about teaching and learning that I hope you'll love too. Movies about this are something we can all relate to, as we have all been there! It resonates with us all, sometimes in both a good and bad way. So in the hope of inspiring you, here are some of my favorite movies about teachers.
1. Dangerous Minds
I know opinion is divided on this one but I actually quite like this film. Based on LouAnne Johnson's memoirs, "My Posse Don't Do Homework," it's a familiar tale of minds being shaped and transformed by someone who just wanted to give them the time of day, whilst others gave up on them. LouAnne Johnson (Michelle Pfeiffer) is an ex-Marine who has been hired as a teacher in a high school in a poor area in California. After a terrible reception from the students, she tries some unconventional methods of teaching, such as karate and Bob Dylan lyrics, to inspire and gain the trust of the students. The film does differ from the book and this is one of the reasons it received negative reviews on release, but it's entertaining stuff and is one of my favorite movies about teachers.