ABBOTT ELEMENTARY is a creative gem…a sitcom for all teachers. It dares to talk about the issues facing educators today whether experienced or a first year.
The last few episodes dealt with understanding and using NEW TECH, coping with a difficult STUDENT TRANSFER, dreaming about getting the necessary supplies on WISH LIST, and how to get repairs completed in a timely fashion in LIGHT BULB. The scripts are totally accurate. The pride, confidence,as well as lack of self-esteem can be easily found in any faculty or staff.
What I liked about ABBOTT ELEMENTARY is how it normalizes the teaching world for all to witness. During my 35-year teacher career, many have said to me, “How easy my job is.” Little did they know about the constant emotional strain everyday when dealing with 30+ squirrelly children or teenagers. Some will say, the first year is the hardest, but in truth, every year has its challenges. This is especially true in our current pandemic situation. To be a teacher today takes courage. Teachers are “compelled” to teach. It is their passion in life.
ABBOTT ELEMENTARY shares all of this and more. It is “eye candy” to be enjoyed by all, and available to stream on ABC Television.