Every little while the Committee for Culture and Character gathers to discuss how our school culture is morphing over time and how we can make sure it evolves into a more positive portrayal of our value system. One of the important aspects of this is Crew, the daily advisory class that all teachers have. We loop with the same students over their middle school or high school careers and try to guide them in their social and emotional process of learning. One of the aspects of that is academic advisement and monitoring - something I love to do. I like talking to students about their options in the future and how they can achieve their goals if they put themselves into them fully. This was some great stuff to discuss!
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!