Mr. Holland’s Opus


Glenn Holland is a passionate musician who dreams of composing one truly memorable piece of music. But reality intrudes when he reluctantly accepts a “day job” as a high school music teacher to support his family. In time, however, Mr. Holland realizes his real passion is teaching and his legacy is the generations of young people he inspires.

Sample Discussion Guide Questions:

While Mr. Holland never planned on becoming a teacher, it turned out to be a more rewarding experience than he ever imagined. Has life ever thrown an unexpected path your way that ended up being a welcome direction for you? What was that path and how did you discover it?

Have you ever invested extra time in someone like Mr. Holland did with Louis Russ or Gertrude Lange? If so, what were the results?

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