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September 28, 2005

Between Teacher and Child

Between 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 whether a crisiswill be escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanized or de-humanized.

- Haim Ginott

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