This film profiles National Teacher of the Year Barbara Goleman. It shows her teaching and interacting with students. She provides voice-over narration of her goals and concepts in teaching. She and her class go on a field trip, including an airboat ride. She and a group of students enjoy a "giant slide" amusement near the end of the film. One boy in the classroom scene wears love beads.
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