One of my teacher friends had this quote hanging above her computer. Every Monday when I visited her classroom I would make it a point read the quote. It just set the tone for my week and was a gentle reminder of the power we have as teachers in the lives of children. Teaching skills, of course, is an important part of job, but establishing relationships and creating an atmosphere where all children feel valued is crucial. Sometimes we have difficult children in our classrooms who can absolutely drive us crazy . Especially with those children, it is very important that check ourselves and be sure that we are still treating those children with compassion and understanding.
Click the following link to download a pdf of this quote Quote-Haim Ginott