“I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. 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.”by Dr. Haim Ginott
- Option A
- Option B
- Option C
Long-term- Make it a goal to get students to reflect on the rules, come up with the class rules, and think about appropriate consequences. Also, get students to develop ways to handle situations they know will arise. For example, have students think about when they are tempted to cheat, pick on another student, or participate in other negative behavior. What are ways they can reflect on the action in order to make better choices about their behavior. What are ways they can try to relieve their own stress before making decisions based on emotions or hormones?
|Maximize student potential with daily positive attitude!|
- Make sure to RESPOND rather than REACT
- Leave your baggage at the door
- Body language can make or break communication (are you towering over student?)
- Remember please and thank you! Simple but teachers need to use this too!
- Use HUMOR not SARCASM
My plan is to have some chats with my middle school students about stress. Specifically, how the online world and stress come together in their lives. There are online rules both spoken and un-spoken, for example. Bullying issues can even play into this type of discussion. How do they feel about their online presence and what rules do they feel are necessary for living life online? This could get quite interesting!
Perhaps we can come up with a student based AUP for online life!