On Friday we had our second All Crew Day to begin the year. Our students our seniors so a lot of the focus of Crew time will be college: researching, applying, questioning, and more. We spent a couple of hours making sure they all had lists of CUNY schools they will be applying to and putting them into a system called Naviance to coordinate their efforts with our college counselor and teachers providing recommendations. Additionally, we had a guest come in to talk about her experience with college applications and share more stories than we have told them already. It was a somewhat grueling day but very focused in the end and almost all students seem ready to really dig in!
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!