The article discusses the experiences of Dr. Robert Brooks. He is a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and an established author. Dr. Brooks started his career as a principal at a school with severely disturbed and troubled students. Within a few months he was worn down and did not look forward to going to work each day. He discusses the mindset needed to deal effectively with students. Here are a few quotes highlighted from the article, check it out for more details!
“We have to start with the assumption that everything you do in the classroom can have a major impact on a child’s life.”
“Once you say a kid is unmotivated or doesn’t care, you’re already reflecting a mindset in which you’re blaming the child, whether you mean to or not.”