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The Best Resources On The Importance Of Saying “I’m Sorry”


''Sorry' on Survival / Australia Day, National Apology Day' photo (c) 2010, butupa - license:

I’ve written several posts, and discussed in my books, the importance of saying “I’m sorry” to students.

I just discovered another useful related article, and thought readers might find it helpful if I brought all of those posts together.

Here are my past posts on the topic:

More On Saying “I’m Sorry” To Students

The Importance Of Saying “I’m Sorry” To Students

“But Teachers Never Apologize”

Quote Of The Day: ” What to Do When You’ve Made Someone Angry”

The latest article that prompted me to compile this list is from Heidi Grant Halvorson at the Harvard Business Review. It’s titled The Most Effective Ways to Make It Right When You Screw Up.

Why It Might Be Helpful to Apologize for Something That’s Not Your Fault is from The Harvard Business Review and shares some interesting research.

Here’s an excerpt:


Quote Of The Day: Apologies Are Important, Especially From Teachers To Students

New Study Highlights Six Components Of An Effective Apology

The Right – & Wrong – Way To Apologize

The Apology Critics Who Want to Teach You How to Say You’re Sorry is from The Science of Us.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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