About This Show
Teacher Features is the podcast that explores what Hollywood gets right and wrong about education. In each episode we watch a movie that features a teacher. We then discuss what the teacher does well, what they do poorly, and what they could do to improve their teaching. Teacher Features is hosted by Kathryn Oberg and Jake Scott, two elementary school teachers in Minnesota.
Most Recent Episode
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back | Teacher Features: Episode 7
5 days ago
In this episode we watched Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and did an evaluation of Yoda’s teaching. Yoda isn’t a typical teacher like we’ve seen in the other movies we’ve reviewed. He’s doing a 1:1 Jedi training with Luke Skywalker. His methods may seem unconventional, but he gets results.
We went into a lot of detail about Yoda’s backstory. Kathryn brought a lot of fun facts. We also discussed growth mindset, teacher face, and dealing with whiny students.
Looking at the movie with a focus on the teaching made us wonder what Yoda would be like as a classroom teacher in his youth. We would love to see a teacher movie starring young Yoda.
We’d love to hear your thoughts about Yoda’s teaching. We’d also love more info about Yoda’s back story.
And hey, here’s a weird video of Yoda singing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9TIC2jpBiU
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