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Master Harold and the Boys work very well...

Patricia A. Law-Ormandy
Assessment, Academic Support, and Tutoring
Learning Center/Student Support Services
SUNYUlster  845-687-5120
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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
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Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 1:02 PM
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Subject: Re: Movies

A bit extreme but try Dead Poets Society.


Kathryn VanWagoner wrote:


>I am a huge fan of "A Knight's Tale" for the leadership concepts, but
it
>could also be tied to the ideas you mention.  The scene where he is
>going to be arrested and all his friends tell him to run and he
refuses,
>does fit peer pressure.
>
>October Sky is also very inspirational and might fit.  It's a good
>pitch math, too.
>
>
>>>> "Grant-Kimball, Autumn" <[log in to unmask]> 10/30/2006 9:17 AM
>>>>
>Greetings,
> 
>I currently teach what is called a learning theories lab which is
>attached to one of our first year writing classes.  I cover the
standard
>topics like notes, reading skills, time management etc.  Towards the
end
>of the semester I show the movie "Finding Forester" and have the
>students write their final paper on reflections about themselves and
the
>movie.  I'm trying to find another movie that might have similiar
themes
>(mentoring relationships, embracing and/or developing a gift, peer
>pressure) to show instead of or in addition to.
> 
>Any ideas?
> 
> 
>Thank you
> 
>Autumn Grant
>Director of the Center for Academic Achievement
>Stonehill College
>Easton, MA 02357
>508-565-1033
>
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