“I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. 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 heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.”As Teachers, we have a powerful influence over those we teach.
- Haim G.Ginott
Take time to think about how you talk to your students.
Take a breath before you cut down a student.
Take a moment to be thankful for the little minds who are sitting and watching you.
Take just a second to understand that you are important. So important.
What climate to do you try to create?