My college class will have their first exam next week. I gave them a list of problems to help them prepare and spent the evening letting them work on problems (which they all did.)
As the class was leaving, I heard a Spanish woman calling across to a Korean male asking him to text her his answers so they could compare. An African American student sat and worked with a boy from South East Asia and a Jewish girl and a Pakistani girl in a hijab also exchanged numbers.
I love teaching in Queens. I love seeing students from such diverse backgrounds bonding together and working to succeed. Queens is one of the greatest places in the world to live.