World Teacher’s Day began in 1944 and has since been recognized and celebrated in 100 countries. This special day was started as a tribute to teachers all over the world, in recognition of their priceless role in imparting education and moulding the lives of their students.

True enough, our teachers are the people who guide us throughout our formative years. The lessons they teach—both inside and outside the classroom—plays a determining factor in shaping the kind of individual we eventually grow up to be.

Moreover, a teacher’s passion for educating his or her students doesn’t have to end in a classroom. Whether it be a coach, an older family member, or any other figure of authority, a genuine mentor is someone who can teach you valuable life lessons and ultimately change you forever.

Movies and TV shows from across the years are replete with outstanding teachers. Here are 30 terrific on-screen teachers who managed to turn their student’s lives around with their quirky personalities, their immense devotion to the profession and their novel methods of instruction.

 

Read about 10 real-life teachers making a difference in Filipino students' lives:

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