Sidney Poitier - To Sir With Love, , was definitely the best and so reflective of today's students.
Sorry. It was Michelle Pfeiffer in "Dangerous Minds."
Why no women on your list-Cameron Diaz in "Dangerous Minds" and Hilary Swank in "Freedom Writers"
and some classics with both Anne Bancroft and Patti Duke as Miss Sullivan in "The Miracle Worker."
Venus Flytrap (Tim Reid) teaching the inner-city guy about the atom.
Next week will be my 50th year in the classroom. I think we can all relate to the candidates mentioned, as well as many more actors... with a movie it is rehearsed and reviewed. In the classroom is like stand up comedy. For that reason I liked Robin Williams in a serious role. The good part about teaching is that making a better day for everyone else can make a bad day for you... I think that is what happened to Robin Williams.
I wonder if Mr. Williams recent tragic suicide is skewing the answers? I second Portier for To Sir With Love. That's an oldie.
William Daniels as Mr. Feeny on Boy Meets World. HELLO?! Obvious winner. CJ knows what I'm talking about.
Where the hell is George Feeny from boy meets world
Sidney Poitier "To Sir With Love" should be on the list. He's number one.
Howard Hesman in Head of the Class
Sidney Portier in Chalkboard Jungle are worth mentioning
and Morgan Freeman in several of his movies
No one will probably remember the greatest teacher so I want to do a write in: Petra "Press" . He was the son of Serbian immigrants and a real professional basketball player turned coach. A movie was made many years ago about Press's son for whom the movie was named: Pete Maravich. My write in for Best Teacher is Petra "Press" Maravich.
Mark Thackeray is the incredible teacher his students call "Sir" in To Sir With Love (1967). He is No. 1on my list.