Welcome to Ms. Sidman's
7th & 8th Grade Language Arts Classdsidman@kyrene.org | 480.541.6986
"I have come to the frightening conclusion:
I am the decisive element in the classroom.
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 dehumanized."
Author Hiam Ginott
from Teacher and Child