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Educators Share Appreciation of Robin Williams in Film Dead Poets Society

Since famous actor and comedian Robin WIlliams' death, teachers have taken to Twitter to express their appreciation of Williams' role as Mr. Keating in Dead Poets Society. Many also shared how the film inspired them to take on the profession. 

"O captain!! My captain!! You inspired me to be a teacher!! And I know you have inspired a generation," tweeted Sujan Chitrakar, according to 

"I feel like I lost a mentor. Robin Williams as Mr. Keating changed my path in life. Dead Poets Society led me to teaching," said Cori Marino. 

There were many similar tweets circulating on Twitter this week, showing how much of an impact Williams had on people's lives. 

"As teachers go, Keating was a maverick," the article said. "He leapt on desks. He laughed and joked and encouraged his class to rip a page out of a textbook -- a section attempting to apply a strict formula to judging what makes poetry good."

The article continued to list quotes from Keating and suggested that his teaching methods inspired many. 

"His method of education was not focused on grades and exams," the article said. "Instead, his preferred strategy was to allow students to experience their way into knowledge. Lessons were often taken out of the classroom. They were energetic and noisy -- and misunderstood by his colleagues."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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