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Chapter 14

PSYC 201 Chapter Notes - Chapter 14: Group Dynamics

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PSYC 201
Barbara Wilson

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Chapter 14 Pysch 201
Teacher Management Styles
Authoritative: Encourages students to be independent thinkers, but provides monitoring and
verbal give-and-take
Authoritarian: Restrictive and punitive with the focus mainly on keeping order rather than
Permissive: Students have autonomy but little support for learning skills or managing behavior
Laissez-Faire: Over-indulgent style
Cares more about what is good for students emotions
Teachers want students to be their friends
Few boundaries set
Managing the Classroom
Why classrooms need to be managed effectively
Management issues in elementary and secondary school classrooms
The crowded, complex, and potentially chaotic classroom
Getting off to a the right start
Emphasizing instruction and a positive classroom climate
Management goals and strategies
Classrooms can be crowded, complex, and potentially chaotic
There is little privacy
Activities occur simultaneously
Things happen quickly
A lot can be happening at once
Classrooms have histories
Students know each other outside of the classroom- there could be group
dynamics that the teacher does not previously know about
Events are often unpredictable
Classrooms are multidimensional
Best Practices for a Good Beginning of the School Year
Establish expectations for behavior
Resolve student uncertainties
Make sure whatever they heard before they can make their own judgements
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