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.
In this episode we watched Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and did an evaluation of Yoda’s teaching. Yoda isn’t a typical teacher like we’ve seen in the other movies we’ve reviewed. He’s doing a 1:1 Jedi training with Luke Skywalker. His methods may seem unconventional, but he gets results. We went into a lot of […]
For this episode we watched Mean Girls and evaluated Tina Fey’s character, Ms. Norbury. Ms. Norbury is not the main character in the movie, so we had less evidence to base her evaluation on than movies in which the teacher is the focus. She has far less screen time than teachers in other movies in […]
This week we watched Freedom Writers. In this 2007 movie, Hilary Swank plays Erin Gruwell, a young teacher who inspires students in an inner city high school. In our discussion of this movie, we touch on White Savior movies and how they are problematic. The White Savior story is super common in teacher movies. For more […]