Sunday, November 4, 2007


If you haven't seen Chalk, you need to leave the house right now and get it. And watch it. And laugh. And shake your head. And laugh some more. I laughed so hard I cried.

I'm not sure if I laughed so hard because the move was that funny or if I could relate so much to some of the teachers and their plights. Plus, I recognized some of the characters teaching in the classroom next to me or sitting in the third row of my class.

If you're a teacher, you'll get it and love it. In some ways, the cover says it all.

Other movies I enjoy as a teacher:

Stand and Deliver

And for a real stretch: Idiocracy


Mrs. Chili said...

Stand and Deliver is one of my favorite movies, though I don't own it (I should fix that). I learned my nines times tables from Edward James Olmos...

Hugh O'Donnell said...

"Teachers" with Nick Nolte is my favorite teacher movie.

I identified with the burned-out social studies teacher he played.

Of course, I saw it in one of my flat line years! ;)