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Distinguished Teacher Brigitte Patterson

  • Parkside Elementary School
  • San Bernardino City Unified School
  • Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science
  • 4th - 5th
  • Math, Science


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

Wow, advice for new teachers. You should believe in yourself and have confidence that you are a great teacher because the students will get your positive vibe and use it to their advantage. Be prepared at all times and this will aid you being a better teacher. Understand that all students can learn but also know that a teacher alone can't perform miracles even though you want to. Be yourself and have fun with your students.

What's the best thing about teaching?

The best award about teaching is seeing students grow but also that they see their growth and get excited about their new knowledge or gained confidence.


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