We study Professional Development Program in order to become a teacher. The teacher’s path is hard and unpredictable. It is a teacher who is responsible for the students’ welfare and future. It is a teacher who  teaches the future elite of the country, perspective reformers of the world. To be a good teacher requires self-development through work, experience, books, searching and watching as well. “Emperors’ club” is a story about a teacher and his students. It is a  film that presents the life at St. Benedict’s school and how the things changed when the Senator’s son came. Mr. Hundert, Western Civilization class Professor crossed a long way full of injustice and immorality before he realized that learning could change the behavior of a man. “Emperors’ club” is one of the best films about the teacher’s profession. It shows the way a professional teacher fights the problems, the way he stands again unfairness though with nobody to give a support.  With a firm belief of contribution to his students’ life Mr. Hundert gave no way to cheating at school he was a Professor. As a  Western civilization educator Mr. Hundert quotes great Roman and Greek philosophers. All those words uttered many centuries ago are still spoken among  us. These are the words that put people into deep thought about oneself and life. Taking this fact into consideration I found it useful to bring  all the great words in front of you and give another chance to reflect on them properly.

“Finis origine pendette” –  “The end depends upon the beginging”.

Caesar: “Alea jacta est” – “The die is cast”.

Antisthenes: “We must have richness of soul”.

Heraclitus: “ A man’s character is his destiny”.

Heraclitus: “Not to know what happened before you were born is to be forever a child”.

Socrates: “It is not living that is important, but living rightly”.

Aristophanes: “Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated and drunkenness  sobered, but stupid lasts forever.”

Heraclitus:”We cannot step into the same river twice. In a flow of time an opportunity lost is lost forever”.

St. Benedict graduates: “A graet teacher has a little external history to record. His life goes over into other lives. These men are pillars in the intimate structure of our schools. They are more essential than its stones or beams and they will continue to be a kindling force and a revealing power in our lives”.

Mr. Hundert: “However much we stumble, it is a teacher’s burden always to hope that with learning, a boy’s character might be changed. And so the destiny of a man”.

As a matter of fact, Michael Hoffman(on the right picture) film “Emperors’ club” was screened by Ethan Canin‘s( on the left) short story “The Palace Thief”. And , St. Benedict’s Academy was a fictional boy school. “The Palace Thief” was a stereotype of the film we had watched. The Palace Thief is the story of a dedicated and inspiring classics professor at an elite prep school where an encounter with a student, the son of a powerful senator, inexorably alters his life. Forty-one years later at a reunion of his students, he is faced with the fear that he may have failed the most important challenge of his life—to have been a great teacher.

We are future teachers and this film is a good example for us to remember. Whether you fail with one student, stay further and believe there are many students you succeed. That was the lesson the film taught me.