In the home, it’s our daily mood that makes the weather

Posted by Samantha on April 14, 2011 in Thought for the day |

I’ve come to the frightening conclusioin 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 G. Ginott, Israeli child psychologist and parent educator (1922 – 1973)

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