How ‘Abbott Elementary’ Helps Teachers Process the Absurd Realities of Their Job

In the show’s second season, veteran teacher Barbara speaks directly to this challenge: “Being a teacher is being asked to do the impossible year after year and the only solution is to show up every day and try our best.”

The show helps teachers feel seen and allows them to process the sometimes absurd realities of teaching.

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