Teacher Attitude and Responsibility …Haim Ginott John and Eunice Gilmore
“Educators are accountable, not only for imparting content, but for developing virtuous citizens. Educators’ own attitudes toward their responsibilities are a model for all whom they meet. To lead by example means to hold oneself to a higher standard and to support others as they develop their own sense of responsibility. Great leaders create an influence that others strive to follow.”

“Manners are like the zero in arithmetic; they may not be much by themselves, but they are capable of adding a great deal of the value of everything else."
- Freya Stark, British explorer


Key Ideas

  • Excellence in culture and academics are built through
    enthusiasm and a friendly, encouraging attitude.

  • Expectations are high/supported by positive feedback.

  • Positive dialogue occurs between all members.

  • Sarcasm, put-downs, and negative comments are eliminated.