“John, it’s too noisy over here, and some
people are trying to study. If the disruptive
behavior continues, you will be asked to leave.
You can choose to lower the volume level
and stay, or you can choose to leave.
“Mary, your computer time is up, we have someone
waiting. If you continue to violate the time limit,
your computer privileges will be suspended.
You can choose to log off now and get more time
tomorrow, or lose computer access for 2 days.
“Librarians do not kick teens out of the
library. Teens get themselves kicked out of
the library, because of their behavior.”
~ Nick Buron, NYPL
RI Tip: Smile like you mean it!
Thibault, Pascal; Pierre Gosselin, Marie-Lise Brunel and Ursula Hess. “Children’s and
adolescents’ perception of the authenticity of smiles.” Journal of Experimental Child
Psychology. Volume 102, Issue 3, March 2009, pages 360-367