Teacher movies that might help you remember why you became a teacher…

movieSome days you might think to yourself, why did I become a teacher? Teaching can be both the most rewarding. and most frustrating career. However, most teachers choose that path because they want to do good in the world. So, here are some teacher movies that might help you remember why you went into teaching and inspire you to keep going.

October Sky
This is the story of a group of friends who, with the help and motivation of a teacher, attempt to make better lives for themselves.

Freedom Writers
Hilary Swank plays a teacher whose goal is to inspire her students when others have given up on them.

classic teacher moviesMona Lisa Smile
This movie shows the journey of a Wellesley College professor and her all-female class as they challenge society and their roles within it.

Finding Forrester
Sean Connery plays a reclusive writer who forms a bond with a young athlete and inspires him to question his path in life.

Pay It Forward
This is the story about a teacher who gives an assignment to his students to change the world. And as a result he inspired one student to start paying it forward.

The Miracle Worker
Based on a true story, this movie is the autobiography of Anne Sullivan and her relentless desire to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller to meaningfully communicate.

What classic teacher movies inspire and motivate you? What do you do after you have difficult days? Let us know in the comments below!

Also be sure to check out the first list of classic teacher movies!

 

About the Author
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and she loves investigating teaching jobs in some of her favorite locales. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.