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8th Oct '17 7:43:15 PM LadyNorbert
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* Subverted in Disney's ''Disney/BigHero6''. [[spoiler: Professor Callaghan genuinely cares about his students, but his hatred and embitterment towards Krei after his daughter his seemingly killed because of him drove him to become Yokai, and therefore oppose his former students after they become the Big Hero 6.]]

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* Subverted in Disney's ''Disney/BigHero6''. [[spoiler: Professor Callaghan genuinely cares about his students, but his hatred and embitterment towards Krei after his daughter his is seemingly killed because of him drove him to become Yokai, and therefore oppose his former students after they become the Big Hero 6.]]



* Although we don't see too much of her in action, Mary Margaret from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is the one positive influence in Henry's life - and gave him his fairy tale book as a way of encouraging his imagination. Of course in her past life she was Snow White - princess and LadyOfWar - taking this trope to a new level.

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* Although we don't see too much of her in action, Mary Margaret from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is the one positive influence in Henry's life - and gave him his fairy tale book as a way of encouraging his imagination. Of course course, in her past life she was Snow White - princess and LadyOfWar - taking this trope to a new level.


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* In non-mage Hawke playthroughs of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' where Bethany joins the Circle, she's seen as this. Because of the exceptional magical education she received from her father, she rises very quickly through the ranks to become a senior enchanter by age 22, and becomes a teacher and mentor figure to several of the younger mages. She's also held in high regard by other adult mages and even by the Templars.
3rd Sep '17 12:44:18 PM Peteman
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* Liv, Amelia's English teacher in ''Literature/ReconstructingAmelia''. She's young, smart, funny, and gets along great with Amelia. She's also [[spoiler:a ''brutal'' subversion of the trope, as it turns out she's the one running a cruel gossip blog that spreads rumors about the students]].

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* Liv, Amelia's English teacher in ''Literature/ReconstructingAmelia''. She's young, smart, funny, and gets along great with Amelia. She's also [[spoiler:a ''brutal'' subversion of the trope, as it turns out she's the one running a cruel gossip blog that spreads rumors about the students]].
6th Aug '17 12:33:55 PM Toli
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* Mr. Bergstrom from ''The Simpsons'' is this for Lisa. to the point of her getting a crush on him.
5th Aug '17 11:52:02 AM Gamermaster
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* Deconstructed with [[LackOfEmpathy Gavrill]] [[DiabolicalMastermind Madaraki]] in ''Manga/FrankenFran'' when a family friend asks her to fill in at his school. Most of her students adore her because she gives them advice for their problems. Said advice tends to be along the lines of "get away with rape by using your parent's status to blackmail your victims" and "get rich by seducing a millionaire, have his child, force him into marriage, and kill him". That said, she does ''occasionally'' give genuinely good advice.
28th Jul '17 12:59:24 AM creader
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* The science teacher in WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}} sort of counts, though it can be a little unclear due to the gloomy tone of the film. But he is clearly very excited about his subject, illustrates his points with theatrical story telling, gestures and chalk drawings and chides the adults of the town for being small-minded and preventing him from expanding their children's minds, even if he has an (on the surface) fairly threatening way of saying it. He also listens and gives advice to Victor when he asks him a question outside of the classroom and tells him its important to love his project. Note that most of the class is very excited about the Science Fair, and that the children don't seem very happy with their substitute when he is fired.

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* The science teacher in WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}'' sort of counts, though it can be a little unclear due to the gloomy tone of the film. But he is clearly very excited about his subject, illustrates his points with theatrical story telling, gestures and chalk drawings and chides the adults of the town for being small-minded and preventing him from expanding their children's minds, even if he has an (on the surface) fairly threatening way of saying it. He also listens and gives advice to Victor when he asks him a question outside of the classroom and tells him its important to love his project. Note that most of the class is very excited about the Science Fair, and that the children don't seem very happy with their substitute when he is fired.
1st Mar '17 7:06:17 PM nombretomado
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** In the film of ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', when Harry himself becomes a teacher of sorts for Dumbledore's Army, DanielRadcliffe suggested that Harry dress somewhat like Lupin in those scenes because he was the teacher he liked best and most wanted to emulate. Awww. The other teachers have shades of this (Evil ones like [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Umbridge]] and The Carrows notwithstanding as well as the incredibly boring Binns), although they tend to fit better into other categories.

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** In the film of ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', when Harry himself becomes a teacher of sorts for Dumbledore's Army, DanielRadcliffe Creator/DanielRadcliffe suggested that Harry dress somewhat like Lupin in those scenes because he was the teacher he liked best and most wanted to emulate. Awww. The other teachers have shades of this (Evil ones like [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Umbridge]] and The Carrows notwithstanding as well as the incredibly boring Binns), although they tend to fit better into other categories.
7th Feb '17 7:10:54 PM AdelePotter
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* Liv, Amelia's English teacher in ''Literature/ReconstructingAmelia''. She's young, smart, funny, and gets along great with Amelia. She's also [[spoiler:a ''brutal'' subversion of the trope, as it turns out she's the one running a cruel gossip blog that spreads rumors about the students]].
11th Jan '17 3:48:10 PM DoctorCooper
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* Koro-Sensei from ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' is a CoolTeacher to an almost absurd degree. Koro-Sensei is a cool, incredibly friendly and approachable teacher with a great deal of patience who encourages outside-of-the-box thinking for all his delinquent students, uses positive reinforcement constantly to successfully raise all their grades, tailors his lesson plans to his students' individual strengths, is willing to stay after school to listen to his students' problems or just hang out and help them on any hobby or activity, will intervene if the student has a troubled home life, and protect his students at the cost of his own life. If it weren't for that whole "[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt I'm going to blow up the planet if I'm not assassinated by March]]" thing he would literally be the perfect teacher.

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* Koro-Sensei from ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' is a CoolTeacher Cool Teacher to an almost absurd degree. Koro-Sensei is a cool, incredibly friendly and approachable teacher with a great deal of patience who encourages outside-of-the-box thinking for all his delinquent students, uses positive reinforcement constantly to successfully raise all their grades, tailors his lesson plans to his students' individual strengths, is willing to stay after school to listen to his students' problems or just hang out and help them on any hobby or activity, will intervene if the student has a troubled home life, and protect his students at the cost of his own life. If it weren't for that whole "[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt I'm going to blow up the planet if I'm not assassinated by March]]" thing he would literally be the perfect teacher.



* Rod Belding from ''Series/{{Saved by the Bell}}''. Later subverted when it turns out how much of a flake Rod is, willing to ditch his students on a field trip to have a date with a stewardess. Mr Belding tried to be the cool teacher, but was generally the ReasonableAuthorityFigure. It was only when a third party entered the scene that Belding would team up with his students and let his CoolTeacher flag fly.
* A repeated sketch in ''Series/TheArmstrongAndMillerShow'' (the Creator/Channel4 version) spoofed this. The skits starred a really CoolTeacher who would use his unorthodox teaching method and passion to teach life lessons and make sure his students get the most out of their education... until the bell would ring, at which point he would become the ultimate ApatheticTeacher, immediately pulling out a newspaper, sitting down and telling his students to "fuck off", in the process completely abandoning or even directly ''contradicting'' whatever message he'd been trying to teach mere seconds ago.

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* Rod Belding from ''Series/{{Saved by the Bell}}''. Later subverted when it turns out how much of a flake Rod is, willing to ditch his students on a field trip to have a date with a stewardess. Mr Belding tried to be the cool teacher, but was generally the ReasonableAuthorityFigure. It was only when a third party entered the scene that Belding would team up with his students and let his CoolTeacher Cool Teacher flag fly.
* A repeated sketch in ''Series/TheArmstrongAndMillerShow'' (the Creator/Channel4 version) spoofed this. The skits starred a really CoolTeacher Cool Teacher who would use his unorthodox teaching method and passion to teach life lessons and make sure his students get the most out of their education... until the bell would ring, at which point he would become the ultimate ApatheticTeacher, immediately pulling out a newspaper, sitting down and telling his students to "fuck off", in the process completely abandoning or even directly ''contradicting'' whatever message he'd been trying to teach mere seconds ago.



* Dumbbell is shaping up to be one in Blog/AskHoopsAndDumbbell. He's only a student teacher, but it only takes him one day with his students to start wracking up CoolTeacher points.

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* Dumbbell is shaping up to be one in Blog/AskHoopsAndDumbbell. He's only a student teacher, but it only takes him one day with his students to start wracking up CoolTeacher Cool Teacher points.



* Salman Khan, founder of [[http://www.khanacademy.org/ Khan Academy]], is the Internet's official CoolTeacher.

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* Salman Khan, founder of [[http://www.khanacademy.org/ Khan Academy]], is the Internet's official CoolTeacher.Cool Teacher.
5th Jan '17 8:53:26 PM Mullon
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* Koro-Sensei from ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' is a CoolTeacher to an almost absurd degree. Koro-Sensei is a cool, incredibly friendly and approachable teacher with a great deal of patience who encourages outside-of-the-box thinking for all his delinquent students, uses positive reinforcement constantly to successfully raise all their grades, tailors his lesson plans to his students' individual strengths, is willing to stay after school to listen to his students' problems or just hang out and help them on any hobby or activity, will intervene if the student has a troubled home life, and protect his students at the cost of his own life. If it weren't for that whole "[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt I'm going to blow up the planet if I'm not assassinated by March]]" thing he would literally be the perfect teacher.
30th Oct '16 4:12:03 AM Morgenthaler
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->''You had a cool teacher, right? ''"Just call me Ralph. I can't stand that 'Sir' shit."'' Sure you did. Talking to you on your level, like a mate rather than an authority figure, about the Inspiral Carpets or Nirvana, and pulling an acoustic guitar out of the cupboard when all that learning shit got a bit boring, yeah? It happened to us all. We laughed, we connected, we got terrible grades at the end of the year, then found out they never returned after the summer break because they'd fingered a sixth form girl.''

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->''You had a cool teacher, right? ''"Just call me Ralph. I can't stand that 'Sir' shit."'' Sure you did. Talking to you on your level, like a mate rather than an authority figure, about the Inspiral Carpets Music/InspiralCarpets or Nirvana, Music/{{Nirvana}}, and pulling an acoustic guitar out of the cupboard when all that learning shit got a bit boring, yeah? It happened to us all. We laughed, we connected, we got terrible grades at the end of the year, then found out they never returned after the summer break because they'd fingered a sixth form girl.''
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