Reflection In The Movie Teachers

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After watching the film “Teachers” I felt slightly discouraged, as the scenario of students slipping through the cracks, not learning to their potential, and being bound from the opportunity of success, is true. Now, that being said, I don’t think students can graduate without the ability to read or write, however I do believe that some students are just passed along never receiving the help they require due to the fact that teachers can only do so much on their own, and that teaching the majority is most prominent factor in determining how to teach your class. Throughout this film there is a negative theme that teachers don’t care about the quality of their classes and that they only come to work for the money, not because they enjoy what they are doing. …show more content…
Many of the teachers within this film relied on their tenure, as they knew that it would prevent them from getting fired, this dependency on their tenure led them to taking short cuts in their career not inputting the effort they may have before receiving tenure. Their teaching styles were boring and lacked authenticity, I personally think that adding authenticity to your lessons is what allows them to come alive, as you have created something that you are excited about which will drive engagement within the classroom. The teachers in this film portrayed the teaching environment as a dull place where you simply make sure students are behaved, where as I see the classroom as a place that should be filled with teaching, questions, and inquiry; a place where students are excited and comfortable to come, where relationships are

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