October Skyâ€¯is a movie about how a hillbillyâ€¯accomplished his dream of building rockets and got out from the falling mining hometown namedâ€¯Coalwood. Homer Hickam, the main character of the movie, would never succeed in his rocket dream without the extraordinary inspiration and encouragement from Missâ€¯Riley. An outstanding educator will focus on enlightening students andâ€¯extendingâ€¯theirâ€¯limits instead of instructing strict rules and following rigidâ€¯formats. The teacher in the movie, Miss Riley, recognizes the potential in every student, not only the ones with visible ability.â€¯ She would useâ€¯philosophicalâ€¯stories and her experience and observation to help her students to orient their dreams. Allâ€¯the positive impacts on the students cameâ€¯from the unique personality of the instructor. There is a remarkableâ€¯dialogueâ€¯that touches my heart and wins my approval in theâ€¯movie October Sky. When Homer and his partners were going to launch their rocket, some of the town residents had found their blockhouse and had been waiting forâ€¯theirâ€¯launch. Miss Riley said to Homer, â€œYou do not have to prove anything to anybody.â€ Miss Riley said that to the boys to make them feel more relaxed and try to comfort them fromâ€¯nervousness. Even Homerâ€™s father, John Hickam,â€¯didnâ€™tâ€¯believe his son could be successful inâ€¯buildingâ€¯rocket. Miss Riley gave support to the rocket boys and helped them to approach their goal as much she could, such as ordering a book for Homer. In the beginning, Principal Turner reprimand Miss Riley for giving her students false hopes and wasting their time; and confiscated Homerâ€™s rocket and the book about rockets. It was Miss Riley helped to get Homerâ€™s things back and directed him to pursue his goal even though there would be obstacles along the way and he should not fear.â€¯ Homerâ€™s father, John Hickam, and Ikeâ€¯Bykovskyâ€¯bothâ€¯had influence on Homerâ€™s coming of age. Theâ€¯effects from them were definitely not the elements that motivated Homer to achieve his ambition, but they taught Homer his responsibility to the family. Ike rather stayed at miningâ€¯for higher salaryâ€¯thanâ€¯go back to work in car shop. For the reason that his family was in poverty, his choice headed him toâ€¯death. In another accident, John was severely wounded, Homer picked up the responsibility to support family as his father had done. John was one of the majorâ€¯obstacles for Homer toâ€¯accomplishâ€¯his rocketâ€¯dream. His father wanted to make Homer to be an exceptional miner inâ€¯Coalwood then take his place in the Company, so he threw Homerâ€™s rocket equipment out andÂ sneered atâ€¯Homer. John had constructed his plan for Homerâ€™s future;â€¯nevertheless, Homer hated to be aâ€¯miner. Johnâ€™s unsupportive actions towards Homerâ€™s rocket dream were absolutelyâ€¯negativeâ€¯to Homer. But John gave Homer aâ€¯positiveâ€¯lecture about how to treat friends when John savedâ€¯Oâ€™Dellâ€¯from hisâ€¯drunkenâ€¯stepfatherâ€¯outside the police station. Homer shaped his outlook and grew up to be a man from Ikeâ€¯Bykovskyâ€¯and Johnâ€¯Hickamâ€™s valuable lectures. Inâ€¯this tangible world, educators do notâ€¯necessaryâ€¯have to be human being. Anything that inspires us can be our role model. The similarity between a physical object or an event and an instructor is that they both can give students positive impacts through affirmative representations. There is another movie that inspiredâ€¯me named,â€¯Life ofâ€¯Pi. It is a sad story about how an Indian teenager survived from a marine peril with a tiger.â€¯â€¯When Pi was a child, he converted himself to several religions, and his father told him that having several different faiths in the meanwhile is equal to not believingâ€¯in anything atâ€¯all. His mother explained a different idea to him which is, science takes overâ€¯our outsideâ€¯world and it never gets insideâ€¯our heart,â€¯onlyâ€¯faith does. This shortâ€¯conversationâ€¯in the movie has its ownâ€¯charm;â€¯it reveals some truth to me, and affects me onâ€¯developingâ€¯myâ€¯standard of treating the world. Piâ€™s experience of sailing the sea taught meâ€¯thatâ€¯no matter how slight the chanceâ€¯is we should neverâ€¯loseâ€¯hope. Even though the movie did not convey these ideas directly to us, it gave usâ€¯the direction to imagine. As the interpretation above,â€¯great educators always use stories and their experiences to enlightenâ€¯students.â€¯â€¯Thatâ€¯is where usually the positive sources come from. In October Sky, Quentin, oneâ€¯of the rocket boys, could also beâ€¯seen asâ€¯a great teacher toâ€¯Homer. It was him who introduced Homer the basicâ€¯ideasâ€¯aboutâ€¯rocket; Homer would probably never recognize his hidden potential without Quentin. Before making friends with Homer and the other two Rocket boys, Quentin was the biggest geek in their school. He continued school without having a social lifeâ€¯andâ€¯friends.â€¯â€¯Quentin came from a poor family in the poorâ€¯Coalwood neighborhood; he hadâ€¯nothingâ€¯but a cleverâ€¯brain. Rocket Dream joined Quentin and Homer together, and they were attracted by each otherâ€™s qualities as well. Homer desired Quentinâ€™sâ€¯knowledge, and Quentinâ€¯wanted Homerâ€™sâ€¯bravery and compassionâ€¯which encouraged him to pursue hisâ€¯dream. They were not only a good friend toÂ each other, but alsoâ€¯a good teacher to each other. Educators giving great positive impact and support to their students doâ€¯not require obtaining a high diploma, but the ability to recognize the studentâ€™s potential and discover their possibility for greatness. Great educators come with a unique personality.â€¯ The most primary job of educators is not to make theirâ€¯students to beâ€¯solely erudite, but to offer them confidence and understanding to pursueâ€¯theirâ€¯dreams,â€¯justâ€¯like what Miss Riley have done for the rocket boys.
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