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Turtles All the Way Down: How a YA Novel Helped Me Finally Understand Anxiety

Turtles All the Way Down: How a YA Book Helped Me Finally Understand Anxiety and mental illness. 

I did not understand anxiety in the slightest unit I read John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down. This YA novel is a must read for every teacher. This book taught me so much about anxiety, OCD and mental illness in general. John Green writes about mental illness in such a profound manner. If you want to learn about anxiety and mental health. you need to read this book. 

How to teach students with anxiety. How to handle anxiety in your classroom. Understanding anxiety when you’ve never experienced it.

    Anxiety.  As teachers, we hear the term daily. We’re informed of students who experience it. We’re given training on how to understand it. We’re empowered and equipped to guide students through the storm. Well, at least we’re supposed to be. Five things Turtles All the Way Down taught me about anxiety Click To Tweet…

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