1. The Stuck Compass
Mr. Holland has gone into teaching for the wrong reasons. He wants his summers free and to be done by 3:00 so he can work on his compositions. He has a bad attitude and puts no extra time into his students. He is not being a "compass". He definitely doesn't understand Going Beyond the Content!
3. Play the Sunset
Mr. Holland finds out that teaching is more than just "notes on the page." You also have to inspire and motivate students by connecting with them. Mr. Holland doesn't think he can teach "that other stuff," but he then accidentally does so.
5. Lou Finds the Beat
After being challenged by the football coach, Mr. Holland truly begins to learn the power of a teacher. By spending extra time to meet Lou's needs, a miracle occurs. Teaching might be better than Mr. Holland realized!
7. The Compass
It has taken many years and many mistakes, but Mr. Holland has become the "compass" that teachers must be for students. Is there a better image of the role we were destined to play? Mr. Holland accidentally stumbled into the role of a compass, Let's be intentional in our own careers!
2. I Just Want To Be Good At Something
In this scene from his first year teaching, Mr. Holland's student, Gertrude Lang, makes him realize the depths of the need that students have and that teachers must work to fill. It's one thing to teach people content and skills. It's another to teach people.
4. Marching Buddy
Mr. Holland isn't a very good marching instructor - but his friend, the coach, is. Coach needs Mr. Holland to help him out by getting Lou Russ in the band. Mr. Holland doesn't understand how he can teacher someone who can't play an instrument. (This sets up the clip of Lou Russ finds the Beat.)
6. Statlar (Wayside Teaching)
Mr. Holland connects with Statlar, a troubled student, by Wayside Teaching. In this case he spent time with him outside of class. (This clip sets up handshake with audience member in clip of Farewell Mr. Holland.)
8. Farewell, Mr. Holland
His career now at an end, it becomes apparent just how powerful an impact a teacher has on the lives of young people and on a community. Few people receive a sendoff like this one, but teachers who Go Beyond the Content with young people will be worthy of it none the less!