I administered a test today and one of my more colorful students decided to ask this question on his test. While he can be motivated to learn he is more often motivated to get attention through silly voices, talking to certain people in class, and trying to get a rise out of me by using inappropriate language. I thought I would give him a curt, specific response based on his questioning.
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!