4 December 2007Mr. Holland’s OpusMr. Holland, struggling to pay rent, fills the position of music teacher at the local high school. The first couple days he is teaching the class, the class goes through a major change and so does he. The two parties, Mr. Holland and the class were not expecting the change that was happening within the music program. After hearing the band the first time they play, he is quite astonished how bad they are and knows that he has to make them better. After yelling and being angry, he realizes that he must change what he is doing. For the rest of the year, he is the teacher that every other teacher should follow after. One of the most important things, I believe, for success for the students is positive and high expectations, as described by the Rosenthal Effect. He implores this into his classroom and each day he sees great improvement in the class’ ability to play music and they are also having fun in the class, something that had not happened before. After a few weeks in the class, he starts to relate to his students and helps them out whenever he
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