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Distinguished Teacher Bonnie James

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

Behavior is the most difficult problem for new teachers. Plan for how you will deal with a variety of behaviors prior to the incident and limit your reaction to a matter of fact consequence. Planning your day and staying organized will eliminate behaviors that begin out of boredom.

What's the best thing about teaching?

The best part of teaching is when you see the, " I got it" sparkle in a students eyes, or out of nowhere the student is doing something that you have been working on for months. It's so rewarding knowing that you taught the student the skill.