There is just one profession that makes all other professions possible
Two weekends ago I attended Math for America's (MfA) annual Fall Function and wrote about it in detail. One piece I forgot to mention was a brief video displayed during the program where teachers from all over New York City (and maybe the country - it wasn't clear) talk about their impact on the world around them. It focuses on a central theme/quote:
I particularly appreciate what the teachers say in this video as a showcase to what you can do with the magic of the classroom. You can work with other professionals on cutting-edge research, publish a book of your own, and influence the minds of thousands of the next generation. I am very happy to be a part of this team - both the teaching profession and MfA.
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!