Albert Einstein once said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
If the Father of Relativity and consummate genius can give a shout-out to the power of teachers, you should too–especially today on World Teachers Day.
From kindergarten to graduate school, teachers are in the unique position to not only impart knowledge of the subject at hand, but to inspire us beyond the classroom. And where an inspirational story goes, Hollywood is sure to follow.
Movies about teachers breaking through to troubled students or being the rock in an otherwise unstable life have jerked many a tear from audiences over the decades. So we’ve compiled a list of some of our most favorite educators in film and the pivotal scenes that should clinch any Best Teacher of the Year award.
And don’t think we forgot about teachers IRL! Scroll to the bottom for the best advice you said a teacher has given you.