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Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Little Competition..."Priceless"

As Autumn has created a change in the season... 
we should review the climate in each of our classrooms!

"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 de-humanized."                     

                                         (Ginott, 1972, p.16)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Great Parent & Student Workshops being offered locally!!

The Lebanon Special School District is offering some great workshops this school year.

You can find the .pdf file of the listing for all of this years workshops by clicking HERE.

Also, you can find a great workshop coming up on "Teenage Risky Behaviors" at this link HERE. This one is coming up in September so be sure to print out several copies and bring students and parents alike!