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Self-reflection is such an important yet challenging part of the process of growing as a character educator. So today I'm appreciating and admiring the courage that it took the Fox High School Educators to share their personal thoughts and experiences about when teachers react with or revert to bullying behaviors. Just this past week I had to intentionally stop myself from the inclination to publicly admonish one of our little learners for a behavior I didn't like. And while that's hard to admit, I know that I owe it to myself and my students to take a hard, honest look at what pushes my buttons and get a handle on how I handle it. In the end, it's all about treating my students with the same courtesy and respect that I want from them.
So, get some tea and get comfortable; The List is a clip you won't want to miss.