I am a twelve year veteran teacher at a Title I school in an older part of the town that I live in. My students are hardworking and driven. However, we often times lack up-to-date resources that are thought provoking and intriguing. Most of these students will be the first in their families to go to college or into the military. Several actually want to move away from home in order to see what else is out there for them.
The school is ninety-nine percent Hispanic and they come from low socioeconomic households.
We are in a military rich town and community, and my students get to experience some of their family members joining one of the armed forces as opposed to going to college. My students and I work together to see the world through different lenses and not just within a few square miles of where our school is located. I prepare my students for college, technical jobs, the military, and, overall, the real world.
High school students need to have the opportunity to have options of where and how they want to spend their time during class. These bar height tables will make the perfect option for those students who want to choose to stand while working during class instead of sitting in the standard classroom desk.
Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Nothing we learn in this world is ever wasted."
I want my students to have the opportunity to be at their most comfortable while learning about the sacrifices and conflicts of great characters and authors. The lives of Elie Wiesel, Maya Angelou and Malala Yousafzai are a few of the important people we read. Each of these influential authors have details about their lives that can forever change my student's perspectives about the past, the present and the future. The classroom environment is important while dealing with such deep material and these bar height tables will help making a productive learning environment.
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