Here’s a little story about what happens when a teacher calls a student stupid.
I can’t even begin to tell you what went through my mind when I read this. Most of all it was shock. Shock that anything like that would come out of a teacher’s mouth.
I highly suggest you read this and re-evaluate how you word things to students. I know that one of my new goals is to try and say everything is a positive way. For example saying “Walk to the door” instead of “Don’t run!”. It’s a small step but I think it’s a good place to start.
What are you going to do?