History Main / CoolTeacher

24th Sep '16 2:05:10 PM nombretomado
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* A repeated sketch in ''Series/TheArmstrongAndMillerShow'' (the {{Channel 4}} 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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* A repeated sketch in ''Series/TheArmstrongAndMillerShow'' (the {{Channel 4}} 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.
17th Aug '16 12:20:30 PM ChronoLegion
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* Jack Griffith (played by ThomasHadenChurch) in ''Film/EasyA'', at least through Olive's eyes. Starts one class with a rap song, although he immediately stops, claiming that doing that is disrespectful.

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* Jack Griffith (played by ThomasHadenChurch) Creator/ThomasHadenChurch) in ''Film/EasyA'', at least through Olive's eyes. Starts one class with a rap song, although he immediately stops, claiming that doing that is disrespectful. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:his wife doesn't appear to find him interesting enough to keep her from sleeping with a student]].
10th Aug '16 9:10:44 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 ''"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.''
8th Aug '16 4:25:49 PM eroock
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-->--'''Stuart Millard''', ''So Excited, So Scared: The Series/SavedByTheBell Retrospective''

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-->--'''Stuart -->-- '''Stuart Millard''', ''So Excited, So Scared: The Series/SavedByTheBell Retrospective''
3rd Jul '16 7:12:24 PM StarSword
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* Main protagonist Lee Summerston in ''Literature/TheMakoSaga'' is a college history professor and avid gamer, so much so that when he catches one of his students reading a magazine article on ''Mako Assault'' instead of paying attention to first-day orientation, he utterly schools the kid in his knowledge of the game, including advising him that he based his strategy to beat an early scenario on a historical battle... which is on such-and-such page of the textbook. The kid then realizes from Lee's mention that he's on the final level that he's "Daredevil", the leader of the current top-ranked team.
26th Jun '16 3:21:08 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Dr. Charles Xavier adopts this role when he trains the young mutants; he is always friendly, supportive and caring.

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* ''Film/XMen'':
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''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Dr. Charles Xavier adopts this role when he trains the young mutants; he is always friendly, supportive and caring.caring.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Professor Xavier is well-liked by his students because of his warm and pleasant disposition. He even dresses cool by [[TheEighties '80s]] standards (his clothing is more casual than what he wore in the original trilogy and in ''First Class''), which makes it a little easier for the youngsters to relate to him because he puts in some effort in following current trends.
23rd Jun '16 5:44:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Miss Finch on ''{{Birdz}}'' is generally supportive of Eddie. In one episode, she allows him to shoot a video essay instead of writing one, to support his love of filmmaking.
* The science teacher in 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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* Miss Finch on ''{{Birdz}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}'' is generally supportive of Eddie. In one episode, she allows him to shoot a video essay instead of writing one, to support his love of filmmaking.
* The science teacher in 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 Jun '16 12:50:13 PM mcgrew
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* Glen Holland of ''Film/Film/MrHollandsOpus''. Could be considered a reconstruction because he initially sees teaching as a "fallback"--a way to earn money to finance his composing. He quickly learns to care for the kids and love his job.

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* Glen Holland of ''Film/Film/MrHollandsOpus''.''Film/MrHollandsOpus''. Could be considered a reconstruction because he initially sees teaching as a "fallback"--a way to earn money to finance his composing. He quickly learns to care for the kids and love his job.
23rd Apr '16 8:02:19 AM ironballs16
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** In ''Boy Meets World'' there was an episode when they were in college where they had a "cool" young professor, played by Fred Savage (Ben's [[RealLifeRelative real-life older brother]]). This episode kind of questions the trope because the professor doesn't respect boundaries--he tries to sleep with Topanga.

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** In ''Boy Meets World'' there was an episode when they were in college where they had a "cool" young professor, played by Fred Savage (Ben's [[RealLifeRelative real-life older brother]]). This episode kind of questions the trope because the professor doesn't respect boundaries--he boundaries -- [[HotForStudent he tries to sleep with Topanga.Topanga]].
22nd Apr '16 7:46:19 AM BulletproofLlama
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** Miss Grotke's a pretty cool teacher herself as well.

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** Miss Grotke's a pretty cool teacher herself as well. She has a relaxed approach to life, meditates on a regular basis and was revealed in one episode to [[spoiler: perform magic shows for the elderly.]] Also in [[RecessSchoolsOut the movie]], she's also not afraid to [[spoiler: unleash her [[BewareTheNiceOnes martial arts skills on anyone]] who [[MamaBear threatens her students]].]]
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