Beyond the Blackboard

Teaching is one of the most difficult jobs in the present day, for it demands wide knowledge on how he/she will deliver the subject-matter to the learners. It highly requires determination, enthusiasm, pleasing behavior, passion and desire of changing the lives of the students. It is not just about imparting a new lesson to your students; but it is also about helping them to accomplish their dreams for their family in the near future and for themselves. However, it also involves creating effective ideas in managing the class and knowledge of discipline. All of these are some qualities that a teacher should possess and no doubt, it’s hard to find such great teachers.

I really appreciated the movie, Beyond the Blackboard, for it showed the real life challenges of a teacher, in what manner she conquered her weaknesses, how she overcome her fears and most importantly, in what method she changed the lives of her students and in what way she transformed the perspective of each parents for the future of their children. The movie inspired me to pursue the profession that I have chosen, which is to become a Teacher someday; it helped me to unleash my inner-self. I can relate to the protagonist, named Stacey Bess, who’s an epitome of a determined and a passionate teacher; like her, I also find school as a real home. It is where I can show to the whole world what I really feel inside and it is where I can feel the belonging. I was really amazed when she accepted the work even if she didn’t know how hard it is to be in that particular place.

There are four significant qualities that I’ve learned in the movie, which are essential for me to become an effective teacher in the future. First, the principle of being passionate. It will assist me not to give up in hefty adversaries that will come up in my teaching journey, through this I can be the instrument to change the lives of my students and will encourage them to pursue their dreams. Second, optimism, no matter how hard the circumstances are, I will look into the brighter side of everything and will come up with better solutions on how am I going to overcome the trials that I am about to face. Third, no matter what struggles may come, I should be brave and determined for this will help me to fight against my weaknesses and fears. Fourth, becoming a role model and an inspiration; I’ll teach them to realize that having a dream is one of the most essential thing a person should possess and encourage them to do good unto others; by these ideas, they can be good epitomes to other people. Nevertheless, I have reflected that as Teachers, we need to show compassion to our students, to their parents and to other people around them. There’s one scene in the movie which will remain in my heart, it is when Stacey, did her best to make the place look like a real classroom and exerted much effort to provide the needs of her students.

Perhaps, this movie is one the best movies that I have ever watched. For it is full of inspiration; it introduces and open the minds of each student, teachers, parents and other people that a teacher’s job is not easy and will let them open their eyes and not to underestimate it.

It take bags of passion,

courage and determination

to make a teacher’s dream come true.


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