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Distinguished Teacher Abbie Flanagan

  • Parkside Elementary School
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District
  • Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science
  • 2nd - 3rd

What advice would you give to people considering a career in teaching?

Allow your students to explore and be themselves. Remember that all students learn in different ways and it is our job to facilitate their learning. Don't be afraid to allow your students some "fun" at school and experience joy while learning.

What's the best thing about teaching?

The relationships that are developed between teachers and students as well as the "community" students develop with one another is the best thing about teaching.

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