A Touch of Greatness

A Touch of Greatness

DVD - 2004
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A Touch of Greatness is a feature-length documentary film focusing on the extraordinary work of Albert Cullum, an elementary school teacher for over twenty years and a pioneer in American education. Championing an unorthodox educational philosophy, Cullum regularly taught his elementary school children literary masterpieces, most notably the works of Shakespeare, Sophocles and Shaw. Combining interviews with Cullum and his former students with stunning archival footage filmed by director Robert Downey, Sr., the film documents the extraordinary work of this maverick public school teacher who embraced creativity, motivation and self-esteem in the classroom through the use of poetry, drama and imaginative play.
Publisher: [New York] : Aubin Pictures : Distributed by First Run Features, c2004.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

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Mar 19, 2011

(For some reason the catalogue isn't having my summary show up in the Summary section, so here it is in the Comments section, originally. I had to delete my summary and save it blank, then enter the summary again so people other than me could view it.)
A pioneer in teacher education, Albert Cullum galvanized students, shook up parents and blew the roof off the system. Through the use of poetry, drama and imaginative play, Cullum championed a radical educational philosophy that spoke directly to hist student's heats. A Touch of Greatness is an inspiring, joyous film about a brilliant unorthodox teacher and the students whose lives he influenced.

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Sep 27, 2010

The unknown gem of teaching all ages of children. Will read the Albert Cullum book too! Wish many a teacher do copy his simple technics and do respect all the students!

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Mar 19, 2011

A pioneer in teacher education, Albert Cullum galvanized students, shook up parents and blew the roof off the system. Through the use of poetry, drama and imaginative play, Cullum championed a radical educational philosophy that spoke directly to hist student's heats. A Touch of Greatness is an inspiring, joyous film about a brilliant unorthodox teacher and the students whose lives he influenced.

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