~ Haim Ginott
“I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s 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 heal.
In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.”
Thank you Mr. Sealey for sharing this piece with The Inflection Point. May this beautiful quote from Haim Ginott serve as an inspiration to teachers, as they’re preparing for the opening of the new school year.