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A good teacher
“A good teacher is like a candle- it consumes itself to light the way for others” Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, translated from Turkish The movie “ To Be and To Have” directed by Nicolas Philibert and the movie “ Mad Hot Ballroom” by Marilyn Agrelo has shown how a good teacher could light the way for students. Ms.Reynoso, the dance teacher of Washington Heights in “ Mad Hot Ballroom” lights up her shy, talented elementary students with their love for dancing, their ability to do what they believe in. Mr. Lopez, the teacher in one-room schoolhouse in France’s rural Auvergne teaches his kinder-garden kids, his elementary students with his warm-heart to show them step by step to the real world. They teach their students with different methods, they encourage them by different ways and they are strict with their students in different levels. Despite their differences, they both love and care so much for students. They want to bring to their students chances to well- educated, confidence to become a successful person, certainty to have bright future. Ms. Reynoso and Mr. Lopez come from different countries but they are admired for their devotion for the children. Mr.Lopez, a teacher in one-room schoolhouse in France’s rural Auvergne shows himself as a strict teacher but he is really kind to the students. His school house locates in a beautiful, peaceful countryside area and it helps his student’s chances to play around, to learn from the world easier. Mr. Lopez’s students have chance to explore the nature while students from big city do not have that chance because they have
listen to friend. teaches them if they do not understand. Their communities are poor communities where people live below the poverty line. Ms. During the movie. and passion in “Mad Hot Ballroom”.to be in the school most of the time. Reynoso creates for her students their own fairy tales about hope. Lopez is rarely angry with the students but they are afraid of him. she commits to her students with her love and her dedication. She has broken all the limitations inside those students. and study hard. they think about other things and they do not follow their teacher’s instruction. She has brought to the students who come from different backgrounds. When two students are fighting with each other. Mr. Mr. confidence and his love. Her 5th grade students face with harsher reality more than students from other schools. He prepares for the students coming to middle school with knowledge. showed them how good they are and let them shine in the ballroom. He has students at different ages from 4 years old to 9 years old. She loves them so much even they are street kids and are . Lopez does not ban or shout at the kids. They seem to be really shy of themselves and they are willing to give up so easily. dream. treat people nicely. generosity teaches the kid the first step to the real world: open your mind. The students who have been grown up in these communities will be easily affected. he could not keep his eyes on kinder garden kids. It will make his jobs difficult because the kids are very wild. He is strict in a kind way that helps them understand what their problem is. have different characters the love for dancing and the belief for themselves. The director has done such a good jobs to captures the kinder garden kids’ moment while their teachers are not there. un-mature and uncontrollable. They can not focus. If he concentrated teaching the students preparing for middle school. Ms. he tells them to sit down to talk with each other. His kindness. Reynoso will never give up on them. He patiently asks them to do the work.
Reynoso dismissed them immediately. She cries because she has achieved the biggest happiness to become a teacher: looking at students successful. She tells them the goal of winning because they are winners. Ms.Reynoso cries when she watches them dancing. who have talent and ambition to make the best team. Mr. In one dance scene.Reynoso always . While Mr. The students respect him and always call him “Sir”. In one monologue. Ms. she asks her students whether they want to win in the competition. One of the boys misbehaves and Ms. to make something of themselves as individuals”. She finally reaches those students who are greatly inspired. he just gives them some drawings and more time to play outside. Lopez diligently answers the kinder garden students. Lopez gives more flexible time for the kinder garden kids. Reynoso never lets them stop when they complain. When one boy does not want to complete his work before playing with his friends. Mr. Reynoso always pushes her primary school students to practice. She pushes them not only in practice but in their mind. she wishes she could reach inside her students “minds and give them the strength to resist the lures of the street. they are tired but Ms.Reynoso and Mr. They teach students at different ages so they have different ways teaching students. Ms. Her 5th grade students win the competition against a professional elite school not only because of their breath taking dance at the end but also their perfection.Lopez is very patient with his students especially when they get trouble with math or reading.difficult to teach. Lopez teach the students with different methods but they both bring passion for students to makes them successful. passion in dancing. no one answers it.Lopez asks him why and tells him that he should do it. Mr. Ms. She is helping them reach the ultimate satisfaction in doing their best and the experience at the highest of perfection. They have to practice a lot.
mind with the swing move in each dance. The new dresses and clothing makes them look beautiful and feel confident. he takes them to visit the new middle school.Reynoso has pushed them with that achievement by her love. She prepares for them not only the dress code and but also manner for their adult life. They may come from different families but dance is a joy that connects them together. he talks with a girl. they write their own fairy tales as everyone admire their strength. Mr. He encourages students who are not confident about their skills that they can do it. Their teachers. That is such beautiful scene because it shows the longtime connection between a teacher and a student. When some students in Mr. she thinks she can not handle but he hugs her and tells her to come and see him every Saturday. She cries. Reynoso also encourages her students by preparing them carefully before the competition. On the last day. It helps them dance faster and makes her more closed to students. hair styles. They dance like no one is watching. showing how classroom will look like. Ms. Both Mr. clothing’s. They dance into the audience’s heart.Reynoso always encourage their students and prepare them for a better future but in different ways. Lopez and Ms. her caring. When they are tired. the eagerness to teach the students. She dances with the students like a partner. Besides. They deserve the highest rank for their unstoppable achievement. . Reynoso go into their students’ memories with their patience.pushes her students to practice dancing. who is going to middle school that he will miss her and she will do well in her middle school. He spends all day taking them to see new school. Lopez‘s schoolhouse prepares to go to middle school. she turns on different music. She takes all students to pick up dresses so that they could have the same dresses. Ms. Lopez and Ms.
They teach the students with all the love they could give. Lopez. All teachers. their devotion. Around the world. Ms. Lopez. Ms.Reynoso for their unique encouragement that bring the students to new level. future with their patience. there are millions of candles like Mr. Reynoso are lighting up their student’s lives. their strict. Lopez. all the time they could spend to bring for students better future. Ms. . Teachers play an important part on students’ success because they are the first people who can open the door of knowledge. manner for students. They are the heroes of the world for what they have done for the future generations. Reynoso should be honored for what they have done.It will be time for students to say goodbye to their teachers but they will instills wonderful teachers like Mr. not only Mr.
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