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Haim Ginott (1922 – 1973)

Clinical psychologist, child therapist, educator, and author of several books on the relationships between children and adults, especially teachers.
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Haim Ginott
Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
Ginott quotes
Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.
Treat a child as though he already is the person he's capable of becoming.

Ginott Haim quotes
I have come to the frightening conclusion that 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 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, a child humanized or de-humanized.
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