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As portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer in the movie Dangerous Minds, LouAnne Johnson’s stint as an honored Marine Corps Officer and US Navy journalist seemed easy in comparison to being a public school teacher. Wrestling with a class of challenging adolescents faced with their last chance at school, she helped them turn their lives around by bringing out the inherent value in each of them, honoring their spirit, and nurturing their newfound self-confidence.
Johnson’s style is to encourage students, rather than condemn them, persuade rather than threaten, and earn respect, rather than demand it. Her constant support and unorthodox teaching strategies instituted a phenomenal success rate in her students with a first place ranking in higher grade point averages, increased self-esteem, academic achievement, and class retention. Distributed by Tubemogul.