blackboard jungle


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blackboard jungle

1. Schools viewed as a broad group or category. After working in the blackboard jungle for 20 years, retirement is much more appealing than continuing to teach multiplication tables.
2. A school in which the students are particularly unruly. Teachers keep quitting because that school is a blackboard jungle. You might even encounter physical harm if you teach there!
See also: jungle

blackboard jungle

a school, or schools in general, with violent and uncontrollable pupils.
See also: jungle
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Mr Ford, who also starred in movie classics The Blackboard Jungle and 3.
Fe ysbrydolwyd yr ifanc gyda'r ffilmiau Blackboard Jungle a Rock Around the Clock a cherddoriaeth Bill Haley, Elvis, Carl Perkins, Little Richard, Eddy Cochran, Gene Vincent a Billy Fury fod rhywbeth ar gyfer eu cenhedlaeth nhw ar ol i genhedlaeth eu rhieni ennill yr Ail Ryfel Byd.
Dadier, a beginning teacher in the film Blackboard Jungle (Berman, 1955).
The first time I saw Rock'n'Roll it was in 1955 - The Blackboard Jungle starring Glenn Ford and Sidney Poitier.
Other highlights include Chris Phipps' events: The Great North Kinetoscope Show, featuring very early film, at The Crescent working men's club in Cullercoats; and events marking the 60-year anniversaries of the Quatermass Experiment at The Lighthouse and Blackboard Jungle at the Jam Jar Cinema with Steve Drayton's Record Club.
And having never heard it before, I was fascinated by the story of how Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and The Comets went from obscure B side to theme tune for the film Blackboard Jungle and charttopping A side.
During his previous 13-year stint in RTE, Ray's TV presenting gigs included The Den, The Rose of Tralee, and Blackboard Jungle.
This was 1959-60 when the 22 years old Miss Prichard began her teaching life in north London's blackboard jungle.
Nobody at that Board does anything without checking with you first, the overdressed Sheena of the Blackboard Jungle.
While incorporating classics of the teen genre such as Blackboard Jungle, Rebel Without a Cause, the John Hughes oeuvre and more recent examples such as Mean Girls and Juno, Driscoll also considers teen horror films, teen comedies, the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises, films such as Kids and Clockwork Orange that invite moral panic-style readings of the activities of young people, and what she calls 'teen films for grown-ups', such as Almost Famous.
The selfless public servant, Richard Dadier (Glenn Ford), subdued the Blackboard jungle in 1955; years later, Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos) in Stand and Deliver inspired his East Los Angeles students to success in Advanced Placement Calculus; in 1989, John Keating (Robin Williams) created a Dead Poets Society to reach even the most cynical students at an elite private school.
His novels and screenplays, including 1954's The Blackboard Jungle, challenge readers' assumptions about race, class, gender, and physical ability, but also incorporate backlashes against 'political correctness.
A Rebel Without A Cause, Blackboard Jungle or The Wild Ones.
In the blackboard jungle, the teacher is the caring character who wants to bring order out of confusion.
Glenn Ford clashed with the rebellious students at an inner city school in Blackboard Jungle, while Robin Williams roused his private school boys to their feet to cheer, "O Captain, My Captain" at the conclusion of Dead Poets Society.