When I saw it I couldn’t help but chuckle, though two ladies five rows up let out mighty guffaws, teachers, I said to myself.
And yeah it was funny but it also exemplifies how teachers have become some sort of running joke for Hollywood.
Look at the clip again. The emotions in the teachers head have all but given up five months, two weeks and four days before summer vacation. The year is not even half over.
But it’s even worse because the clip in the movie is different. In the movie the teacher isn’t smiling, she is asking a question in a monotone voice as her class has also given up. One kid in the front row had his head all the way back like he was sleeping. While others looked bored and uninterested. Nobody was engaged.
So yeah, Pixar had a joke at the teaching professions expense, one I admit, I smiled at but should we really be smiling? There was a time when teachers were respected and even revered, but now more often than not we are the butts of jokes or presented as the bad guys by Hollywood.
I can’t imagine any of the emotions presented in Inside Out thinking turning teachers into a joke is a good thing.