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Friday, April 24, 2009
Dr. Haim Ginott on Teaching
Northern Arizona, 2002
“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
Actually, I came to this conclusion quite awhile ago, I just lacked the skills to express it quite so eloquently. Anyways, a special prize for anyone who can tell me where this picture was taken within a 10 mile radius.
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