Movie Madness Monday: Dedicated Teachers

A Vintage Nerd

Teacher movies just make me feel so inspired. As a former teacher myself, I remember how it felt to inspired and connect with a student. Ironically I never aspired to become a teacher. Honestly, I sort of went for it and it happened for me. Of course I had a minor in education for my degree but it wasn't something I dreamed of being. I am so glad that I did it. I feel as though I found a part of my calling because even now years later I am still a teacher of sorts to my children and I hope in some ways, through my blog.

Here are some moving portrayals from dedicated teachers:

The Blackboard Jungle

The Miracle Worker

Sandy Dennis


For me, the ultimate teacher movie is To Sir, With Love.  But there are so many other good ones, both classic and modern. They will leave you a tad bewildered, inspired, moved, and sometimes shaking your head. Dedicated teachers are one of a kind and these films portray them beautifully.

Have you seen any of these? Which is your favorite teacher film? Did you have a teacher who was dedicated and inspirational like these were?


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  2. Thank you for this fabulous list. I am a teacher, too. (I had to delete my first comment because it had a typo,which just wouldn't do!)

  3. I haven't seen any of these movies, but will keep my eyes open. Are they on Netflix or Amazon Prime? I love your movie recommendations.

    She Knits in Pearls



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