Based on what you have seen in the movie, what do you feel are a teacher’s ethical obligations to their students? What are the students’ ethical obligations to a teacher? To each other?
Based on your answers to question #1, how well do you think Hundert met his ethical duties to his students? How well did his students meet their ethical duties to him? Be sure to provide examples in your discussion.
What sort of ethical dilemmas did Hundert face in dealing with Sedgewick? Do you feel that Hundert resolved these dilemmas well? Why or why not?
If you were the teacher, how do you think you would handle a student like Sedgewick? What would you do differently than Hundert? Explain the rationale behind your answers.
Follow-up Activity: The National Education Association (NEA) has a Code of Ethics for teachers (find via Google).
When do you consider Hundert’s actions towards his students, which standards do you think he upheld particularly well?
Which standards might he have violated? Be sure to explain why you chose the answers you did