|THEY TOUCHED MY LIFE|
|THE COMPLETE TEACHER|
| EXTRAORDINARY YEAR|
|UNDER a MICROSCOPE|
|RACISM - 70'S STYLE|
| YOUR GIANT SELF|
|TV CAN IMPROVE YOUR|
|GETTING TO KNOW YOU|
|GODLESS & A GOOD LIFE|
|ABUSES of POWER|
-- Haim Ginott, Between Parent 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 crisis will be
escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanized or dehumanized.”
True, inspiring, motivating, but it is an IDEAL!
REALITY is what IC offers. I believe that the child, the parent, the administrator, and the legislator, anyone to the degree s/he has the right or the ability to influence the classroom outcomes, has equal responsibilities for it - not just the teacher!
My vision of education, of life, is MUTUAL RESPECT. This is the template, the filter, the base of all of my actions in my relationships. I do not live up to my ideal, but I learn from my mistakes. It's what I expect from others. Improvement, not perfection.
THEY TOUCHED MY LIFE
JOYS of TEACHING:They Touched My Life and seven other books are in book form on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. PURE PASSION and GOD-INTOXICATED can be purchased there too or in PDF form for$10 each from email@example.com