It doesn't happen every day but yesterday I had a flawless example of student collaboration taking place within one team of my Geometry class. One student was asking another some questions and the second student was responding with thoughts, guesses, and just generally engaging in the material. Granted, these students are not at the bottom of the ability level but it still has been a struggle to get them to have mathematical dialogue. This made me really happy to see.
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!