I touch the future; I teach
You are the decisive element in the classroom. Your personal approach creates the climate. It's your mood that makes the weather. As a teacher you possess tremendous power to make a Child's life miserable or joyous; a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. You can humiliate or humour, hurt or heal. In all situations it is your response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated; a child humanised or de-humanised. You are the adult, the professional; you adapt to suit the child
- that's what child-centred means!