Movie Clip: School of Rock – Classroom Leadership
While I was watching this movie clip of the movie School of Rock, it spoke to me about bringing out the potential in students in order for teachers to find adaptable teaching methods that will prove effective, regardless of the insecurities the students may have. What I want the audience to take away from this would be to find a connection with their students when teaching; to find something they can relate to and link it with the ideas and concepts being taught to them. For example, in this movie, Dewey Finn, rock enthusiast disguised as a substitute teacher, reminds the students to embrace the talents they have by applying their musical backgrounds to learning how to play rock band instruments in order to participate in a rock music competition. Despite of what his students say about the idea, such as not being cool enough or not having enough experience, Dewey chooses to keep a positive approach and build on what the students are already capable of. This demonstrates an exceptionally good way of teaching, as by doing this Dewey is able to construct a way of teaching for each individual student.
Movie Clip: Whiplash – Not Quite My Tempo
This movie clip spoke to me about the idea of the “overruling teacher” concept and how students should strictly follow and meet their teacher’s expectation, leaving no room for positive feedback. What I want the audience to take away from this would be to teach students in a way where they feel are encouraged and in a safe environment. For example, in this clip, when Andrew Neiman makes multiple mistakes whilst practicing repertoire in an elite jazz band as a drummer, conductor Terence Fletcher is angered to the point where he begins to forcefully make Neiman learn the party correctly using aggressive methods such as throwing objects at him and cursing. This shows a problematic way of teaching, since Fletcher uses negative approaches towards bringing out potential within his students. In addition to creating a very intense atmosphere in teaching, he cuts off any possibility of creating a friendly bond between him and the students.