Jill Patir is a University of Arizona graduate (bear down!), former teacher (once a teacher, always a teacher), and mother of two (no more, no less). She was born and raised in Houston, Texas where she currently resides with her husband Sam, daughter Talya, and son Ryan. She'll write a book someday, but for now, she channels her thoughts and ramblings into (somewhat coherent) blog posts.
I used to be a fourth grade teacher at a local Jewish day school in Houston. I loved every minute of teaching those kids, and thoroughly enjoyed watching them acquire the skills to succeed.
But as…I’ve told repeatedly to anyone who asked, the most challenging aspect of my job, even tougher than dealing with the parents (don’t worry, I can say that now that I am one), was teaching the topic of the Holocaust. I struggled tremendously with how to accurately depict the atrocities that took place. I sought balance… >> Read More