Posts Tagged ‘teaching’

Teachers: The Decisive Element

April 11, 2010

Haim Ginott

I just came across this wonderful quote by teacher and child psychologist Haim Ginott from his book, Teacher and Child.

I have come to a frightening conclusion.
I am the decisive 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 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 (more…)