For the past two months we have been preparing students for the annual New York City Outward Bound College March. The day finally came upon us and we walked in front of our entire school (the edifice as well as the students) on our way to the Red Hook Post Office. Students mailed thank you cards to those people who influenced them the most on their college journey. While the planning was quite aggravating at times the experience was wonderful and I'm glad we get to participate in it every year. Next year I will be back with 9th graders getting ready to support the seniors who will be marching in December 2017.
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!