Great Movies for Teachers, About Teachers

Are you a teacher looking for a fun summer movie to watch? You’re in luck! Last week on the National School Supply Facebook Page we asked our fans to share their favorite teacher movies with us. We’ve taken their list, looked up some details about each of the movies on IMDb and put together this comprehensive list…

  • Freedom Writers – A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
  • Stand and Deliver – A dedicated teacher inspires his dropout prone students to learn calculus to build up their self-esteem and do so well that they are accused of cheating.
  • Finding Forrester – An afro-american teen writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.
  • Dead Poet’s Society – English professor John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.
  • Dangerous Minds – An ex-marine teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city schools.
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus – A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher.
  • The Ron Clark Story – A small-town teacher relocates to one of the toughest classrooms in the country.
  • Lean on Me the Joe Clark Story – The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve.
  • To Sir, with Love – Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London’s East End.

Share your favorite movies about teachers and/or education in the comments section and we’ll add them to the list.


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