Regrettably, this week we watched the movie Bad Teacher starring Cameron Diaz. This movie was terrible. We both hated it. Even Jason Segel could not elevate this dumpster fire of a movie. But maybe we can learn something from this, right? Cameron Diaz is Ms. Halsey. She wants to attract a rich husband, so she […]
October Sky is the story of a rocket-loving boy named Homer and the teacher who inspired him. The teacher is Ms. Riley, played by Laura Dern. We watched October Sky and did an evaluation on Ms. Riley.
This week we continued our discussion of Matilda and did a teacher evaluation of Agatha Trunchbull, aka The Trunchbull, the principal at Matilda’s school. Ms. Trunchbull, a former Olympian, rules her school with an iron fist. Her towering figure and acerbic tongue strike fear into the hearts of her students and staff. A firm believer in […]
For this episode we evaluated Ms. Honey, the loving primary school teacher from Matilda. Directed by Danny Devito, this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic middle grade novel tells the story of a gifted young girl named Matilda. Matilda is a genius and when she goes to school her teacher immediately recognizes her gifts. However, the wicked […]
In this special holiday episode we evaluate Ms. Shields from A Christmas Story. Shields is definitely old school – this movie takes place in the 30’s – but we can still apply some of her strategies in our modern classrooms. Ms. Shields definitely has command of her students, but there are a few things we didn’t […]