• Happy Bulldog

    Welcome to Ms. Sidman's
    7th & 8th Grade Language Arts Class

    dsidman@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