On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving our staff has a gathering in order to process our year so far, offer thanks to each other and ourselves, and make sure that our first real break of sorts involves self care. Today was no different - we ate some snacks provided by our administration; we watched videos about our school; we shared ideas with each other; we thanked each other. It was a wonderful ceremony and made people leave with a smile on their faces. I want to wish my school and co-workers thanks and hope we can all have some more gratitude in our lives.
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!