The last thing you want to do after a long day at school is attend a 3 hour workshop. But, since it is required by the Dignity for All Students Act, it is something we educators do willingly. I was expecting something a bit boring and mildly sleepy, and instead got had some wonderful conversations and discussions with colleagues. Yes, there were some videos that were a bit too contrived and a lecture that wasn't so helpful, but the overall view was quite good. I'm glad I went and look forward to the return on Wednesday.
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!