On Wednesday afternoon there were a few teachers tasked with watching the 6h grade students during a movie so that their grade team could have planning time for second semester. There were a number of energetic students involved, a lot of talking, some disrespect, and a lost iPhone. This student had so much energy he couldn't stay in his seat. So, my colleague took in outside the doors to run up and down the stairs for about five minutes. Here he is on lap #4. Incredible.
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!