The Teacher by R. J. Cardullo | Script Revolution

The Teacher

A retired professor and his former student meet for the first time in years, only to discuss a pedagogical lesson that both have already learned.

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Anonymous contemporary folk tale
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An old, retired professor and a young man, who was once his student and himself is now an instructor, encounter each other by chance one day in a park. In the course of relating how the professor once dealt with a theft in his classroom, the young man indirectly reveals the essence of good teaching: if to correct a student you must degrade, you teach him nothing.

Submitted: November 27, 2020
Last Updated: December 2, 2020

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The Writer: R. J. Cardullo

A former university film teacher, I turned to screenwriting several years ago. I have also written film criticism for many publications. A New Yorker by birth, I grew up in Miami and was educated at the University of Florida, Tulane, and Yale. My last U.S. address was in Milford, Connecticut; I am now an expatriate residing in Scandinavia. Many of my scripts (both long and short) are adaptations of lesser-known works by well-known authors. I am happy to re-write, collaborate, or write on demand. Thanks kindly for any attention you can give my work. Go to bio

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