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The impact a teacher might have on a student can be life-changing – but are our teachers receiving enough credit? Inspiring Teachers gives credit where credit is due following four unorthodox Australian teachers as they educate students from English to Mathematics and beyond the classroom to their extra-curricular roles as sports coach or club leaders. The effort and dedication these teachers show to their students is artfully captured alongside student perspectives and what it means to truly inspire someone.
The true stars of the 1960’s hit TV series Thunderbirds, Sting Ray and Captain Scarlet reveal their on-set secrets in Filmed in Supermarionation. Jerry and Sylvia Anderson, pioneers of puppet animation on screen, take us behind the scenes of running the production company where these dolls came to life – from creating the film sets, explosions, flying scenes and fiddly facial and hand movements.
At a school in Paris, Kindergarten children form a circle around a candle with their teacher, Pascaline, to study philosophy. Taking part in a learning experiment, they discuss universally relevant topics such as love, difference, intelligence, liberty, authority and growing up. During these special sessions there is no judgement; just very young children learning to build a discourse and to think for themselves.