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					This is my teacher autobiography. It is a reflection exercise that helps the participant understand their live as a teacher.
Though a difficult and time consuming task, the Reel final speaks volumes about the person.

                                                         AUTOBIOGRAPHY
                                                         Michael R. Hattman

FILM                       SCENE(S)                              SIGNIFICANCE                         OTHER THOUGHTS
Bells of St. Mary’s        Father O’Malley meets the             My twelve years of catholic          I was never hit with a
                           nuns                                  education from nuns says             ruler on the knuckles.
                                                                 Teaching is more than a job.

Hoosiers                   Coach Dale “sees what kind            In high school I was Ollie.          One of the best leadership
                           of hard” he has been dealt.           Though I know the import-            films ever made.
                                                                 ance of winning to a school,
                                                                 I’m very concerned about
                                                                 the value of extracurricular
                                                                 activities for all students,
                                                                 especially the Ollie’s and
                                                                 Rudy’s.

The Paper Chase            Hart’s first day in Kingsfield        My Kingsfield was a Political        Principals must defend
                           class. When he did not                Science professor at Marshall        their teachers of this nature.
                           prepare.                              University named Simon Perry.
                                                                 His quality demanding style
                                                                 made me a real student. My
                                                                 first A in Public Opinion, Norcott
                                                                 Hall is still an active memory.

Mr. Holland’s Opus         Holland tells Principal Jacobs        This is how I started teaching.      Bill Mister, the football
                           that he is just teaching until        The many small/critical events       coach, is the real hero of
                           something better comes along          that made me parallel the film       JFK High School.
                           and every scene that makes            (sorry no Rowena)
                           Holland a teacher.

Summer School              The final scene with the              I worked with all students           This is a great scene to use
                           students, principal and parents       from talented/gifted to re           in speaking to the public.
                           discussing Shoop’s success/           enrolled dropouts. My heart
                    failure in teaching summer          is always with the difficult
                    school.                             student.

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FILM                SCENE(S)                            SIGNIFICANCE                       OTHER THOUGHTS
Patch Adams         The psychologist is upset           We need humor in our               The mirror has two faces
                    With the humor created by           profession. You don’t have         and early clippings show Ed
                    Adams. Using the catatonic          to be a stand-up comedian          without humor.
                    patient to answer questions.        to bring humor to education.

Teachers            The “substitute” teacher used       I seldom ignored curriculum        We are salespersons. Reading
                    a creative outfit and teaching      but always tried to make it        about how advertisers sell to
                    to involve students in history.     come alive in some fashion.        kids will enrich our abilities.

Conrack             Pat Conroy wants to take his        Pat Conroy lost his job as a       I only wish my writing career
                    kids off the island to trick-or-    teacher over ego. I left           had the quality of Conroy -
                    treat. Superintendent Sheffington   teaching because of my ego.        Lords of Discipline, Prince of
                    says NO.                                                               Tides, Water Is Wide

Billy Madison       “the revolting blob” is             I have a secret career as a        My time out of education in
                    discovered.                         hand model.                        the 80’s helped me become a
                                                                                           better educator and principal.

The Principal       Rich Latimer is offered the         Though a much “safer”              There is a place for alternate
                    job as principal at Brundel         experience, I became a             teaching/administrative
                    High School without any real        principal with a “Taco Bell”       certification.
                    experience.                         Degree.

Anna and the King   Anna Leonowens and her son          Through education I have           We need to improve our global
                    Walk off the boat into the          traveled/taught in Russia, Ghana   education.
                    culture of Siam.                    and Japan.

Jack                Graduation                          My career has gone by in a flash   As I exit, one real focus is
                                                        and I have been touched by so      helping those who are starting
                                                        many lives.                        in the profession.
                                              VIDEO AUTOBIOGRAPHY
                                                 Michael R. Hattman

FILM                  SCENE(S)                          SIGNIFICANCE   OTHER THOUGHTS
Bells of St. Mary’s   Father O’Malley meets the
                      nuns



Hoosiers              Coach Dale “sees what kind
                      of hard” he has been dealt.



The Paper Chase       Hart’s first day in Kingsfield
                      class. When he did not
                      prepare.


Mr. Holland’s Opus    Holland tells Principal Jacobs
                      that he is just teaching until
                      something better comes along
                      and every scene that makes
                      Holland a teacher.


Summer School         The final scene with the
                      students, principal and parents
                      discussing Shoop’s success/
                      failure in teaching summer
                      school.

Patch Adams           The psychologist is upset
                      With the humor created by
                      Adams. Using the catatonic
                      patient to answer questions.
                                                                                        Page 2
FILM                SCENE(S)                            SIGNIFICANCE   OTHER THOUGHTS
Teachers            The “substitute” teacher used
                    a creative outfit and teaching
                    to involve students in history.


Conrack             Pat Conroy wants to take his
                    kids off the island to trick-or-
                    treat. Superintendent Sheffington
                    says NO.

Billy Madison       “he revolting blob” is
                    discovered.



The Principal       Rich Latimer is offered the
                    job as principal at Brundel
                    High School without any real
                    experience.

Anna and the King   Anna Leonowens and her son
                    Walk off the boat into the
                    culture of Siam.


Jack                Graduation

				
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