Suzy Winter, Author at The Educators Room

About Suzy Winter

Former middle school English teacher who will always love the patterns and magic of words. Currently remotely working as an online tutor because I cannot NOT teach. It's in my blood.

It’s Worth A Shot: A Teacher Reflects on Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccines

When I began my teaching career, I had to follow several routine requirements to proceed:  fingerprinting, background checks, and vaccinations.  These are the basic required vaccinations:   Varicella-zoster; MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella); Seasonal influenza; Human papillomaviruses (HPV) (eleven through twenty-six years of age); Others as determined by the ACIP and state and local public health [...]

By |2021-04-26T01:07:10-04:00April 27th, 2021|COVID, COVID-19, Current Events in Education|1 Comment

When Teaching Middle Schoolers: The Most Asked Question is, “Are You Insane?”

“Oh, bless your heart!” “Do you enjoy torture and insane little heathens?” “You'd have to be crazy to teach that age group!”  These are the questions other teachers ask me when they find out I actually enjoy teaching middle school. Those responses are what I usually hear when I tell people of my occupation, along with [...]

By |2021-03-08T13:35:13-05:00March 8th, 2021|COVID-19, Middle School|0 Comments

Opinion: Deliver Us from the Biden Administration’s Focus on Testing During a Pandemic

While working from home, I quite often have Spotify playing in the background when one of my favorite favorites came on -- Deliver Us from Prince of Egypt.   With the sting of the whip on my shoulder With the salt of my sweat on my brow Elohim, God on high, can you hear your people [...]

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