If you weren’t a teacher, what would be your next choice?
Which Fictional Teacher Are You? [QUIZ]
You’re John Keating (played by Robin Williams) of Dead Poets Society. You see the beauty of art and language everywhere and are passionate about helping your students see it too. You bring charisma and energy to the classroom and push your students out of their comfort zone to be free thinkers and stand up for what they think is right.
You’re Glenn Holland (played by Richard Dreyfuss) of Mr. Holland’s Opus. Although you dream of great things outside the classroom, your influence on your school and community has a bigger impact than you may ever realize. You inspire your students and fearlessly pass on the importance of your subject even when others question its value in the school curriculum.
You’re Sharon Norbury (played by Tina Fey) of Mean Girls. You’re a great teacher, but unlike most fictional portrayals of educators, you’re a real person too, with a full life outside of school. You juggle relationships and finances (and maybe even worked a second job here and there), and you keep it real with your colleagues and students—even when they’re deeply alarmed when they see you outside of school.
You’re Lily Aldrin (played by Alyson Hannigan) of How I Met Your Mother. Your artistic soul and nurturing spirit overflows to your students, helping them grow and get in touch with their feelings, and sometimes your caring nature even spills over to teaching and coddling the adults in your life. But watch out: Lily may have a high, lilting voice and not be much taller than her kindergartners, but she also has a fierce, slightly warped sense of justice that even her five-year-olds would know is wrong.
You’re Gabe Kotter (played by Gabe Kaplan) of Welcome Back, Kotter. It doesn’t matter if you’re teaching some of the toughest kids in your school; you’re always going to approach your students with a smile and a quip. You’re laidback, and you value having a good rapport with your students. If anyone’s going to reach the “unteachable” students in your school, it’s going to be you.
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