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Brandon Button

Posted at: 04/03/2013 5:29 PM
By: Laura Lee

 (ABC 6 News) -- This  weeks Excellent Educator is from Austin.  Brandon Button is an elementary school teacher at Banfield Elementary in Austin.

His enthusiastic energy is hard to miss, "I try to make anything fun, for example, to teach fraction, I brought in doughnuts to everyone and we cut them into halves and thirds and quarters."

When we stopped in, students were working on a science project studying absorption.

The kids even got to test for themselves.

'It's a huge privilege to be a teacher and its a big responsibility, a big job, teachers work very hard," says Button, "knowing what you do makes a difference and that is really important."

Another important thing, is keeping students engaged. "Bring them food, of course food is very engaging for students always," chuckles Button.

At the end of the day, he says his classroom is where is heart is.

"That's why you get up in the morning and come to work, that's why we're here."