A core theme of the book is “incentives”. All of us are driven by incentives – not just economic but also social and moral incentives. The insights from this book can applied to any area of your life or business or even politics – for example – the amount of money spent by political candidates does not matter greatly in an election. Continue reading Book Giveaway #41: Freakonomics
I have come to a frightening conclusion.
I am the decisive element in the classroom.
It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
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 de-humanized. Continue reading Book Giveaway #32: How To Talk So Kids Can Learn At Home And In School