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.
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Bad Teacher | Teacher Features: Episode 12
Regrettably, this week we watched the movie Bad Teacher starring Cameron Diaz. This movie was terrible. We both hated it. Even Jason Segel could not elevate this dumpster fire of a movie. But maybe we can learn something from this, right?
Cameron Diaz is Ms. Halsey. She wants to attract a rich husband, so she cooks up a contrived plot to get rich by cheating on a standardized test. It’s really dumb and makes no sense.
Most of the characters in this movie are without redeeming qualities. There were some well observed moments that rung true to us, but they were few and far between.
We’d love to hear your opinion about this movie. Let’s chat on Twitter or Facebook. Did any teacher actually like this movie? We would love to hear what you liked about it, because we struggled with this one.