I missed the last staff Crew due to unforeseen circumstances so I was happy to learn that they had discussed how to interrupt and educate students (or adults) who use language that may not accurately represent their feelings and thoughts. We discussed how to go about combatting this language use and apparently there were some role plays that I missed (Darn!). Overall, I'm happy that we discuss this as a staff to make sure we all understand the importance of terminology and language in the classroom and the world.
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!