The Inspiring Teacher Movie that you need to see!

Go to http://www.teachermovie.com/ right now and have every teacher you know watch this movie.

It reminds me why I teach. I teach not for any high brow ideas of imparting incredible knowledge, although I want my students to be well educated. I teach not to receive great accolades, for the greatest of teachers often receive no thank yous in front of immense crowds. It is stories like this one that color our lives. We all have them. That pivotal child who shows us the power of a good teacher.

I teach because I love them. I teach because they need me.

And I teach…

because I need them too.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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6 comments

Karyn Romeis February 8, 2007 - 2:26 pm

It’s a good thing I’m working from home today. It wouldn’t do to be sitting in the office with mascara running down my cheeks!

Jeff VanDrimmelen February 8, 2007 - 5:25 pm

Well I am working in the office and I don’t care if I have tears running down my cheeks. Thank you for sharing. That really made my day!

Miguel February 8, 2007 - 10:31 pm

This was a tear-jerker. i remember the story but adding the music and photos made it all the more powerful. i promptly sent it to my wife, a 4th grade teacher.

One point to consider…this movie–which could have been made in moviemaker, imovie or photoshop–is selling for $10.

how’s that for content production?

Miguel

Durff February 9, 2007 - 2:14 am

This movie made me cry!

D.Harter February 12, 2007 - 6:40 am

A wonderful film. Shows the power of imagery and well thought out content.

Admittedly I was a little disappointed to find out that it was fictional, but after a moment realized how inspirational other works of fiction are and found this no different. Thanks for sharing.

Pete Reilly February 25, 2007 - 1:06 am

Vicki;
I hope you have the time to read two inspirational stories that are very real and mean a lot to me. I think you would appreciate them.
Tim Pickering
http://preilly.wordpress.com/2007/02/23/tim-pickering/

and a Teacher’s Story
http://preilly.wordpress.com/2006/12/20/a-teachers-story-conclusion/
pete

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