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Distinguished Teacher Sean Duncan

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

The best advice I can give any teacher is to motivate your students' interests. Using the hands-on approach/method is a good tool to keep students interested in the subjects you are teaching. Use technology in the classroom to motivate and keep them interested with things they identify with. Teaching means also remembering that there are a lot of external influences and stresses that many students and their families are dealing with during these economically stressful times.

What's the best thing about teaching?

The best thing about teaching is how good I feel at the end of the day helping students explore and learn. Being a teacher gives me the opportunity to continue to challenge myself to learn so I can teach. I love to teach and enjoy teaching high school students.
Watch a video interviewIcon indicating a URL to an external Web site that was taped at the Sacramento County Office of Education.