I'm sorry . . .
“I’m sorry.” Is this statement part of your classroom management language? As I write these thoughts out in print, I see why “I’m sorry” so dangerous. I’m sorry without context, appears to be apologetic. It appears to recognize our actual fault in a situation. It seems to mean, “ I recognize my role in this unfortunate situation.” But often, we are using “I’m sorry” . . to express frustration with our class. When I have heard it used, it has had a condescending tone, almost