A Touch of Greatness (1964)

Genres - Education  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Nothing is quite as important to a child's education as a teacher who possesses the ability to inspire the deep-rooted desire to learn. With over 20 years' experience in elementary education, Albert Cullum was just such a teacher. A gifted educator never afraid to challenge his students and shake up the system, Mr. Cullum used poetry, drama, and imaginative play to form a creative environment like none other. Now, thanks to filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., even those not fortunate enough to have been touched by this remarkable educator directly can bear witness to his maverick spirit in this portrait of a man truly devoted to bringing out the inner greatness of his young students.

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creativity, education, elementary-school, poetry, teacher