Thursday, May 24, 2007

Nothing Can Be More True

“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’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 Ginett Tribes

2 comments:

Heart of Rachel said...

I believe that teachers can have a profound effect on their students. They have the power to inspire them to use their knowledge and skills to be successful in life. Teachers also have the ability to do otherwise. I have many great teachers who made me realize my potentials and I will always be grateful to them.

SexyMom said...

true, true

next to parents are the teachers in molding what our children turn to be.