30 thoughts on “My favorite scene from Dead Poets Society

  1. "Don't you forget this." Brings tears to my eyes. There are moments like this in all of our lives. Authentic. Connecting us to who we really are. Don't forget them. Live them.

  2. Robin Williams was excellent in this role as a caring and devoted teacher who wanted students to be their own person not a copy of someone else. That's what I loved about this movie. Unfortunately, someone had to be the scapegoat for the parents and school so "Mr. Keaton" was it!

  3. I too often see teachers who have lost the thirst to inspire, or never had it to begin with. Seeing the full realization of the abilities of students should be the highest motivation of all educators. What a terrific example this is.

  4. This is what teachers are supposed to be. I am one of those lucky guys who has such teachers. Yes. Not just one. I'm so thankful. I would stand on my desk too.

  5. I just recognized the actor who also played Dr. House's friend in the TV series "House" in the 2000s. Very cool 🙂

  6. Movie changed my life, words are what we are made of…. we get to write our verse one moment at a time.

  7. In some school districts now, perhaps all of them, teachers are no longer allowed to give students a zero for not doing an assignment. They must be given a 50%. One teacher in Florida refused this and was fired. It explains people like Occasio Cortez getting positions of power.

  8. Daniel Day Lewis needs to hand his Oscar to Robin. Who even watches "My Left Foot" today. Lost. People still talk about this movie and Robin's performance.

  9. You want to motivate a student to learn

    Then actually motivate them

    Don’t just hand them an assignment and say do this

    Make them feel they are wanted in this classroom that, a mentor in their life wants them to succeed.

    This man did it perfectly

  10. It is ironic and sad that the inability of this professor to grasp truth in a fictional story is what prompted him to commit suicide in reality. Atheism is a disease and not an innovative idea to be glorified.

  11. They fired my teacher for teaching more than there was in the programming, before she left she showed us this

  12. The look on Robin Williams' face as he crouches down and takes in Todd's poem. Opening up an introvert is risky. Some of them are filled with rage. Most are filled with compassion and understanding, having probably been bullied because of their low self-esteem. Todd comes off as angry at first but when you realize what he is saying about the blanket you realize he has managed to paint a picture of frustration. It can be hard to describe emotions, but he hits this one on the head. Robin Williams realizes he has opened up Todd, the introvert. And he is taken aback by his utter genius, hence Robin's defensive and small posture by crouching down. And, yes, I have been Todd most of my life, quite the introvert myself. One of the greatest scenes in cinema I have ever seen.

  13. This is perhaps Robin Williams best acting performance: a teacher's lesson for his students to independently investigate truth for themselves… "The best beloved of all things in My sight is Justice; turn not away therefrom if thou desirest Me, and neglect it not that I may confide in thee. By its aid thou shalt see with thine own eyes and not through the eyes of others, and shalt know of thine own knowledge and not through the knowledge of thy neighbor." ~ The Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah

  14. My teacher showed me this and I think this is the best teacher because he gets the kid do do what he wants by burning the fire in side the kid

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