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Re: how you phrase things


Date: Tue Sep 14 2004 - 03:57:14 PDT

In a message dated 09/13/2004 9:06:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:
Here's my latest favorite thing to say to a student who misbehaves in class
and needs to be moved to a new seat:
"I'm moving you to the _____ table so you can be with kids who won't distract
you from your work. These children are really hard workers and now you can
be part of their team."
Everyone's a winner!
Love it! You're right, everyone's a winner, especially you who has
maintained control and gotten your point across in a nice way. I find I can get almost
anything from any child by the way I approach the situation. I'm filing
you're quote away for future reference. Now, does anyone else have something you
say that makes a negative situation into a positive one? Let's share
"Positive Quotes in Negative Situations"!
Susan on Long Island