Dead Poets Society [Movie]

17 04 2008

Dead Poets SocietyEnglish professor John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day. Starring Robin Williams.

Dead Poets Society is an inspiration for both teachers and students, and it speaks those who wish to go beyond mere formulaic notions of art and achievement. The film commences with an exploration of classics, and then follows its characters as they experiment with individual expression.

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Freedom Writers [Movie]

17 04 2008

Freedom Writers DVDA young teacher (Hilary Swank) inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

Freedom Writers is a moving film that can serve as inspiration for reluctant writers, and it can also serve as a timely introduction to class journaling. It also has the potential to demonstrate the power of collective collation and publication of student work. For information on on-demand publication that can liberate the teacher from the task of distribution, check out Lulu.com.