Sarah Sansbury

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Sarah Sansbury is a middle and high school English teacher in Georgia. She graduated from the Honors Program at Augusta State University with a bachelor's degree in English education and later completed her master's in curriculum and instruction. 


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‘Switched’ Puts Deaf Culture in the Mainstream Recently, I watched the first season of ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, a show that centers around two teenage girls from Kansas City, Mo. who were...
Diwali Offers Another Reason to be Thankful I had lunch with my preschooler recently. In line with my daughter was a little girl dressed in an embroidered churidar suit, a traditional garment...
Halloween Offers Model for Mixing It Up I love Halloween. It’s not because I’m a fan of horror movies or haunted houses. Spooking up my house with wispy ghosts swinging from tree branches,...
Breaking Down Stereotypes As new generations come along, we hope the old beliefs mired in hate and separation will die out. The lines that once separated us continue to fade....
Who Will You Inspire Today? Bill Gates said there would never have been a Microsoft were it not for his teachers, Fred Wright and Ann Stephens. I have to wonder if, at the time...
Restoring Math Confidence for Girls “I'm just not good at math,” my daughter grumbled under her breath. I was surprised. Where did she get that idea, I wondered. As far as I can...
Never Lose the Feeling of Being a Student I was anxious, opening the cover page of my literacy project. I paused and took a deep breath and held it. "Excellent job,” my professor’s comments...
Thank You Primary School Teachers My 4-year-old daughter Sophia was confused. She looked to me for an answer. “Greyson's not black,” she said. “Her skin is brown.” This was the first...
Support of Pregnant Teens Lasts Generations Paulina walked slowly down the hall, her gait marked by the waddle of many pregnant mothers. As she came closer, you could see her belly, slightly...
When Kids Laugh at Hobos, Teach Compassion "When you went downtown, did you see a hobo?" The tone was mocking with a giggle at the end. I cringed. Turning around, I saw one of my students: a...
Reflection: Crucial for Effective Teachers “To err is human” but to reflect is divine. Teachers are human. We get frustrated, lose our tempers, make bad judgment calls and sometimes wish for a...
Help Students Reap Diversity’s Benefits One-third of my daughter's kindergarten class is bilingual, speaking both Spanish and English, and 10 percent speak only English. Where do we live?...
Teen Passion Needs Social Justice Outlet "It's not fair!” Full of angst and rebellion, the teenage delinquent, arms crossed, leans against a concrete wall with a surly look. Heavy eyes...
Mixing It Up at the Bus Stop: A Model I love my neighborhood. On any given morning at the bus stop, I hear five different languages being spoken. While the words and sounds are different...
Ending Our Own ‘Two Minutes’ Hate’ Editor’s Note: As the country approaches the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Teaching Tolerance bloggers have written about their insights and experiences...
Subtle Messages Shape Students "I just don’t know what to do about Jordan," confessed Mary, whom I’d just met. I don’t know if she was confiding in me because I teach English or...