Monday, September 5, 2016

Our Goal as Teachers

As teachers our goal is greater than just passing on facts and information.

If we want our students to be caring human beings, then we need to respond to them in caring ways.

If we value our children's dignity, then we need to model the methods that affirm their dignity.

If we want to send out into the world young people who respect themselves and respect others, then we need to begin by respecting them.  And we can't do that unless we show respect for what it is they feel. 

Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish (Lisa Nyberg & Rosalyn Templeton)
How to Talk so Kids Can Learn
1995

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