Taking Care of Teacher

Teaching with Anxiety: Part One

"I'll be right back," I say, as I quickly rush to the bathroom. I can already feel tears forming in my eyes. Where did these come from? I close the door, and can feel the gasping breaths fill my lungs, as I silently sob with the tears dropping down my face. A little voice at… Continue reading Teaching with Anxiety: Part One

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Classroom Culture, Taking Care of Teacher

Tired of Your Students Interrupting?

It was the last period of a very long day. We were working on a writing project that involved computer research, and lots of self-paced independent work. Both of my cooperating teachers were working with individual students, and I was left to circulate the room. Then it happened.... Miss Susman? Miss Susman! Miss Susman? MISS… Continue reading Tired of Your Students Interrupting?

Classroom Culture

Sex Education in the Wake of the Abortion Ban Crisis: Part 2

Two weeks ago, I wrote Sex Education in the Wake of the Abortion Ban Crisis: Part 1, which brings attention to methods for incorporating age appropriate sexual education into an elementary classroom setting. Now, I invite you to explore the world of high school sexual education through an interview with my sister, Jenna Susman. Hi my name… Continue reading Sex Education in the Wake of the Abortion Ban Crisis: Part 2

Classroom Culture

Sex Education in the Wake of the Abortion Ban Crisis: Part 1

I get a little more distressed each time I log into Facebook, and see disturbing conversations about the proposed abortion bans occuring across our nation. I often log off feeling helpless, wondering what I can do to help those in dange while also helping educate the more ignorant voices leading these dialogues. I have been… Continue reading Sex Education in the Wake of the Abortion Ban Crisis: Part 1