On Monday we had Staff Crew, an example of what makes our school unique. During our hour-long conversation whose purpose is to develop empathy and understanding toward our students, it became clear that we have a variety of needs amongst our staff and yet some things are clear. It is hard to see in this picture, but the different colored stickers represented different things for us. The fact that Gender, Race, and Ethnicity had stickers of all colors is telling of these different needs. We hope that we all can be sensitive to each other's needs and activities like this help. Soon we will turnkey a similar activity to our students to develop empathy amongst them and us.
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!