Why I use “I” messages and Active Listening for Building Community by Carol McClintic

Early on in my teaching career I recognized that there had to be a better way to talk with my students.  I just knew there had to be more ways of working through conflicts and other situations than shouting, remaining silent and remote, or taking control without considering the...

Relationship First! by Carol McClintic

The other day, I was stopped dead in my tracks when I overheard a passing conversation.  One of the people was obviously a teacher, and she was saying, “I am in for a terrible time because my class is really rough, and I am not looking forward to this year.”  How could this be...