Today's Expeditionary Thursday brought seniors from a Government class to learn about the symbols of wealth in NYC by walking through the financial district and touring around the Museum of American Finance. This trip was well planned by my coworker, especially since he only had seven days to plan it! Due to the snow day cancelling school last week he spent a lot of time making sure that we had somewhere to go that could take us within one week. He coddled together some split sessions, walking locations, and more in order to allow our students to get something positive out of today. At the end of the day a student who had been complaining and wanted to go home even said he had a meaningful, positive experience. It's little mentions that remind me why I do what I do.
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I am a math teacher in the New York Department of Education. I infuse technology and real-world problems into my curriculum in order to prepare my students for the future. I would love for people across the country to recognize we teachers can't do it alone. If you don't believe me, come visit my classroom!