Friday, April 20, 2012

Jane Eyre and Bad Teacher: Schools in the Past and Nowadays

I like both movies in different ways. Jane Eyre is a dramatic, effective movie and Bad Teacher is a funny comedy about a teacher I would never hire for my Institution. Great sources for discussion. I used them to talk about education in the past and nowadays.
























Talk to a partner:


1. Describe the ideal school in your viewpoint.

2. What do you like best in your school?

3. What do you dislike the most?

4. How different will schools be in the future?

5. Are schools better or worse than they used to be?

6. What will the role of teacher be in the future? Will they ever be replaced by
computers/ robots/ another technology?


Watch the segments that follow and compare both educational systems.


Pay attention to the following items:


Classrooms:

Atmosphere:

Teacher's behavior:

Students' Behavior:

Punishment and Praising:

Motivation (teacher's and students'):

Seating Arrangements:

School Facilities:


SEGMENT 1: Jane Eyre
video


BAD TEACHER
video


Class Discussion:

- Which school looks better. Why?

- What should be done to improve the quality of the education offered by both schools?

- Should grades and tests be curbed from our educational system? Explain it.

- What about books?

- What about writing essays and compositions?

- Should education be online only? Why (not)?


MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - JANE EYRE

MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - BAD TEACHER

3 comments:

  1. so useful, thank you! :)

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  2. Marvelous!!!!! 100000000000000000 thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. I just love Jane Eyre (the book), but hadn't thought of using it with my students, thank you for the idea!

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