“Good morning children, I have a surprise for you.” I said with a smile, trying to hide the fright I was feeling.
The rowdy crowd of toddlers stopped on their tracks and slowly focused their big wondering eyes on me. It made me feel in control.
“You know what? If you will be well-behaved the whole time, I will give you treats after class. I’m sure you like that right?”
A shriek of happiness was their response.
“Teacher! Do we really need treats just to be nice? People should just be nice.” said the tiniest girl in class.