I am a member of the Committee on Culture and Character at Brooklyn Collaborative. We are a group of grade team leaders, counselors, administrators, and restorative justice coordinators that meet regularly to discuss the needs of character in our building. A lot of that has to do with the work we do in Crew so yesterday we spent an entire day away from class in order to discuss the major aspects of character that we want to support and improve at our school. It was a full day of conversations of identify, culture, the needs of our school and students, and some tasty sandwiches and cupcakes. I really appreciate my administration giving us the time to spend on this stuff so we can make our school even better than it already is.
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!