I think it is safe to say that Batman is the most loved superhero character of all time. The watchful protector of the Gotham City has always be a source of inspiration for not just kids but adults too.
Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy introduced the bat masked vigilante to a whole new generation of movie lovers. AND THE REST IS HISTORY. The Dark Knight series was such a huge hit that now it has become a significant part of our pop culture. Apart from terrific performances, gripping screenplay and classy direction from Nolan, Christian Bale’s Batman Trilogy is widely remembered for its powerful dialogues that pierced into the psyche of the audience.
While dialogues from The Dark Knight series does hold true in all walks of life, you would be surprised how these 5 quotes from Batman trilogy can turn into a source of inspiration for teachers:
We as educators play an important role in shaping a student’s life. We teach them about the core values such as honesty, courage, truth etc. But all that we teach our kids will be wasted if we don’t implement our teachings in real life. More than the words, it is the action that has greater impact on students. Unless we teachers walk the talk, all the classroom learning will go in vain. So before you lecture to students about doing the right thing, make sure that when the time arises you would do the right thing.
The job of a teacher can get tedious and taxing at times. With thousands of teachers around the globe, you might start questioning yourself,”What difference do I make?”. When you feel insignificant, I want you to remember this quote and understand that you are a hero. You are a teacher. You have the power to create an impact on children’s education. You have the huge responsibility of nurturing young students into responsible adults. Teachers are truly heroes and heroes never underestimate themselves.
As a teacher, we have to don different roles in classrooms to motivate the students. While being kind and understanding is an essential quality of a teacher, at times the need to be a strict taskmaster and disciplinarian arises. Sometimes, to make the student to realize his or her true capabilities, you have to push them to the edge and wait for them to unlock their true potential. As a teacher, you need to strike a balance between being kind and strict. At times, the nice teacher is not the need of the hour. At times, the tough taskmaster is required to get things done.
This quote from The Dark Knight Rises is my all time favorite. Every time I goof up in my lectures or feel like a failure ( it can happen to teachers), I remember this quote and make efforts to rise from my shortcomings. Falling and picking yourselves up is all part of a learning curve as teacher. It is okay if you had a bad hair day. All you got to do is lift yourself and continue to learn from your mistakes.
This iconic dialogue from late Heath Ledger ( The Joker) is a constant reminder for us teachers to uplift our moods and not be super serious in classrooms. As a teacher, we are blessed to be around kids, who are a bundle of energy and fun. And when you are interacting with kids, it is important that you aren’t a grumpy grown up but a fun loving adult who has something interesting to teach. Never let the fun element die down in your classroom.