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Distinguished Teacher Robert Brewer

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

The best advice I can give a new teacher is to be a positive influence, have understanding and determination. Show students you will not give up on them, even when they act like they do not want to be helped. Teaching isn't for everyone, but if you truly care about kids and have a passion for working with kids and truly care about molding young lives, then teaching is the right choice for you.

What's the best thing about teaching?

The best thing about teaching is making an impact on students' lives by helping them with their everyday frustrations with life and school. Contributing daily to educating kids for the betterment of the society is very rewarding.
Watch a video interviewIcon indicating a URL to an external Web site that was taped at the Sacramento County Office of Education.