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struggle4progress

(118,566 posts)
Tue Oct 2, 2018, 10:16 PM Oct 2018

I got an email today from a student, saying she has to drop my course [View all]

because the Kavanaugh hearings brought back so many bad memories she can't concentrate

I know my own subject --- but it's not psychology, and I'm really not competent to deal with this stuff

When teaching, I keep my own political views in the background, so I almost never hear about how the political climate affects people

I'd guess a lot of people are angry and hurting right now



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I think it has kicked us all MuseRider Oct 2018 #1
Yes. it has been overwhelming for many of us. SharonAnn Oct 2018 #17
I am very angry blue cat Oct 2018 #2
Give your student the benefit of the doubt. DemocracyMouse Oct 2018 #3
My son's psychiatrist broached the subject with me, but we Ilsa Oct 2018 #4
I've been extremely triggered by the things talking heads and our President are saying... moriah Oct 2018 #5
I actually did forward the student such info, after a brief discussion with several women on campus struggle4progress Oct 2018 #33
Yup. Not just students. Ms. Toad Oct 2018 #6
I think we had a collective nervous breakdown. WhiteTara Oct 2018 #7
we are handmade34 Oct 2018 #11
I think bdamomma Oct 2018 #12
I was with a group of women tonight WhiteTara Oct 2018 #15
I'm a man and waking up in the night in terror. lagomorph777 Oct 2018 #25
This is a very difficult time. WhiteTara Oct 2018 #29
also... handmade34 Oct 2018 #31
Oh, brilliant! My next move WhiteTara Oct 2018 #32
I do too, luvtheGWN Oct 2018 #20
My friend, a therapist, likened this to having an unsafe parent lapislzi Oct 2018 #30
The student actually described her feelings in similar language struggle4progress Oct 2018 #34
You're describing my father. byronius Oct 2018 #36
Can you give Incomplete grades? Blue_true Oct 2018 #8
I bet student requests to speak with a psychologist Lars39 Oct 2018 #9
Most campuses have a rape crisis center FakeNoose Oct 2018 #10
Those of us who have been victimized lunatica Oct 2018 #13
Wow! I'm glad you told us of this ProudLib72 Oct 2018 #14
The things he says and does... I know we should all be immune by now ecstatic Oct 2018 #16
They are normalizing abuse IronLionZion Oct 2018 #18
Teachers are paramount. mahannah Oct 2018 #19
For whatever it is worth, Stonepounder Oct 2018 #21
my feelings exactly Hermit-The-Prog Oct 2018 #22
I want to thank folk in this thread for many useful suggestions struggle4progress Oct 2018 #23
Seems like a perfectly valid reason do drop. MineralMan Oct 2018 #24
Acknowledge email and maybe offer assistance you know of through the school . Some schools have lunasun Oct 2018 #26
What do you teach? panader0 Oct 2018 #27
Various mathematical topics struggle4progress Oct 2018 #35
I'm pissed off and embarrassed that this POS is being fast tracked to the Supreme Court. Initech Oct 2018 #28
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