As the holiday season approaches, educators across the globe look for ways to unwind and recharge before heading back into the classroom. The festive break allows teachers to indulge in some much-needed downtime, and what better way to spend it than by binge-watching some of the best series Netflix has to offer?
Netflix has a vast library that caters to every taste, so whether you’re a teacher looking for relatable content or just love education-themed series that are heartwarming, hilarious, or thought-provoking, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a list of series that are perfect for teachers during the holiday season.
1. The Magic School Bus Rides Again – For those who loved the original, this reboot will take you on a nostalgic trip while also providing educational content that’s both fun and informative. It’s perfect for teachers with young children or any educator wanting to reignite their passion for teaching through playful curiosity.
2. Rita – This Danish series follows a fiercely independent and unorthodox teacher who is beloved by her students but often clashes with the adults around her. “Rita” is great for educators interested in exploring different educational systems and the challenges faced within them.
3. The Crown – While not directly about teaching, “The Crown” is ideal for history teachers or anyone with an interest in modern British history. It offers a dramatized glimpse into the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, an excellent conversation starter for history classes after the break.
4. Abstract: The Art of Design- This docu-series is inspiring for art teachers or creative minds as it explores the artistic genius behind various forms of design and innovation. Each episode focuses on a different designer from various disciplines, providing insightful perspectives on embracing creativity.
5. Call the Midwife – Although set in the past and centered around midwives in London’s East End during the 50s and 60s, this show touches on many socio-economic issues still prevalent today. It’s a touching series that values compassion and resilience — traits every teacher can appreciate.
6. Anne with an E- Based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel “Anne of Green Gables,” this enthralling adaptation celebrates themes of identity, love, and belonging; it’s suitable for English teachers or anyone with a love for literature.
7. Explained – For those who aim to never stop learning, “Explained” provides short documentaries on various topics that can enhance general knowledge and provoke thought — ideal fuel for sparking classroom discussions.
Binge-watching these shows could provide much-needed laughter, tears, inspiration, or simply a good story during your time off from teaching. Remember to grab some cocoa, cozy up under your favorite blanket, and let yourself get lost in these compelling series tailored just for you this holiday season. Enjoy your binge-watching marathon!