Also: who is the most overrated?
I don't know about teachers, but Mr Belding the principal from Saved by the Bell got a standing ovation when he was introduced as a guest judge for the Soring Sing when I was in college at UCLA. We were on our feet.
Hard to tell if he was a great teacher but Mr. Hand didn’t give up on Spicoli in FTaRH. Of course that could have been so he didn't have to teach him again :-)
Please consider George from To Be and To Have (I think that is the teacher name)- The documentary is about a one room schoolhouse in rural France. https://www.imdb.com/video/vi1604960281/?ref_=tt_vi_i_1
John Keating from dead poets society
My vote for best teacher is Janine from Abbott Elementary
Best teach? Mr Feeny!!!
There is only one correct answer to this question and it is GEORGE FEENY
Katherine Ann Watson from Mona Lisa Smile. She taught art history to women at Wellesley College (one of the best schools in the nation) in the 50’s that there’s more to school than memorization (how can art make us feel, give us life, make us think?), and there’s more to life than becoming a housewife (it’s possible to be a wife AND have a career we’re passionate about). She also rewired her own definition of feminism to support women who genuinely choose the life of wife- and motherhood over a different career.
Jack Black School of Rock
Most overrated Mrs. Frizzle... I mean a Magic School bus??
Most overrated: Prez from The Wire. OK, so you've got an intro lesson to probability. What else?
Best: Calypso, from Bluey.
Edward James Olmos as a high school calculus teacher
R2D2. He taught more than 3 generations of students. He mastered the balance of providing support while also allowing his students to fail in order to learn. He also understood the need to provide productive struggle such as flying Anakin into battle or setting the trash compactor on Luke
Mr Chipping from Goodbye Mr. Chips. Sir in To Sir With Love. Mr Holland in Mr Holland's Opus. Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver. Conrack in Conrack. Sylvia Barrett in Up the Down Staircase, Miss Dove in Good Morning Miss Dove.
Mr. Kotter because he was passionate about seeing that ALL students can succeed.
Jaime Escalante- best teacher.
He addressed equity and bias in the math classroom before it was cool to talk about either of those things.
Jaime Escalante, best teacher.
I object to the "most overrated" question -- because why try and undermine ANY positive public vibes for any teacher anywhere? Bravo to any teacher that does well enough to get people to notice. Although, I was tempted to answer with Zelensky's teacher character on "Servant of the People", since maybe you are overrated if people love you so much that they elect you to run your country LOL. But no--bravo to him, too! Teacher Takeover of the World, In Progress!