“I am the deciding element in the classroom. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make a child’s like miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate, 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. Hiam Ginott
These are powerful words and carry a lot of truth. As professionals and people, it’s so important that we make good choices. The kids are depending on us.