“No one should be talking!” Have you ever heard these words come out of your mouth? “Oooh! Ooooh! Pick me! Pick me!” teacher hand waving wildly in the air. I call it: adopting the Teacher Tone and it’s something that tends to happen to me a bit more towards the end of the year. I turn into that crazy-manic teacher who says things that I’d never want said to me. But why, after all of these years, does it still happen? Now seems like a perfect time to review triggers, and ask: How do you know you’re creating a culturally responsive and inclusive environment?