An issue plaguing us during lunchtime in the winter is that our students don't like to use our cafeteria. They have off-campus privileges to get food but instead of getting food and eating downstairs, they climb the five flights and eat in our hallways (or classrooms of teachers who let them). It's a huge problem because we can't pass by in order to prep things or give ourselves a break. We are working on dealing with it but it is seemingly endless. Hopefully it will get fixed soon.
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!