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Unformatted text preview: place of misbehavior, guidance in place of discipline) are much more beneficial to children. When first looking at these words, I immediately thought of the difference in the connotation between the two words and the difference that could make to a childs self-esteem. Wow. I was impressed. Something else I learned is that the two most important things I need in order to be a positive, effective teacher are patience and flexibility. I cant regimen time when there may be more conflicts one day than the next. I also cant help my kids to learn from their conflicts and build empathy and conflict management skills if I myself dont take the time and have the patience to explain and help the kids work through their problems. Kids require patience. If I want to make a difference and help my kids learn and grow, I am going to have to devote time to making them better people. You learn more effectively when you have the confidence in yourself that you can....
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- Spring '08