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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 Childs 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!