Wednesday, October 5, 2011

We Make the Weather

"I've come to the frightening conclusion that I am

 the decisive element in the classroom. 

It's my daily mood that makes the weather. 

As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power 

to make a child's life miserable or joyous. 

I can be a tool of torture or 

an instrument of inspiration. 

I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. 

In all situations, it is my response that decides 

whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated 

and a child humanized or de-humanized."

Dr. Haim Ginott

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