This week has been and continues to be one of the more interesting ones of my teaching career. It's not because of anything negative related to the students, staff, or my school, but because of outside factors causing me to be absent on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. As I do when this happens to others, my coworkers have covered for me the entire week for all my classes, including one that I teach solo every day. They willfully did this in order to support me and our students and have made it easier for my students to learn and make sure they get the information they need. I thank my coworkers daily for their assistance and in particular what they have done this week.
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!