TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
For Teacher Appreciation Week, we thought up some of our favorite teachers in movies. A great teacher inspires their students, helps them to fulfill their potential, believes in them. A great teacher is one who truly cares. Below are seven of the best teachers in movies along with a quote from each of them.
John Keating (played by Robin Williams) - Dead Poet’s Society
"No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world."
Ms. Norbury (played by Tina Fey) - Mean Girls
“You don't have to dumb yourself down in order for a guy to like you.”
Jaime Escalante (played by Edward James Olmos) - Stand and Deliver
"You already have two strikes against you: your name and your complexion. Because of those two strikes, there are some people in this world who will assume that you know less than you do. *Math* is the great equalizer…"
Mr. Bruner (played by Woody Harrelson) - Edge of Seventeen
“Life's about taking risks. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there.”
Professor Xavier (played by Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy) - X-Men
“Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn't mean they're lost forever. Sometimes, we all need a little help.”
Mr. Miyagi (played by Pat Morita) - Karate Kid
"First learn stand, then learn fly. Nature rule, Daniel-san, not mine."
Yoda (voiced by Frank Oz) - Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
“No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.”
Unseen Teacher - It’s a Wonderful Life
Dewey Finn - School of Rock
Richard Vernon - The Breakfast Club