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Tennessee has long been home to many great educators. In fact many people do not know this, but the movie Dead Poets Society is based on the lives of two teachers at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dead Poets Society makes extensive use of literature. Shakespeare, Robert Frost, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Lord Byron, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, and even Vachel Lindsay gets a mention.
There are 5 ideas in the movie we can all learn from:
- No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
- You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all.
- This is a battle, a war, and the causalities could be your hearts and souls.
- Sucking the marrow out of life doesn’t mean choking on the bone.
- Carpe diem. Seize the Day. Make your lives…
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Author: JC Bowman
From the schoolhouse to the statehouse, former teacher, Marine and current CEO JC Bowman has an extensive background developing legislative priorities, evaluating existing education policies, and coordinating political activities with policymakers and education stakeholders. He is a nonpartisan writer focused mainly on education policy and is a regular guest on television and radio programs at the local, state and national level. This is his website. View all posts by JC Bowman