Psychological Theories Of Classroom Behavior

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Teachers vary in how they manage their classrooms, butlittle is known regarding the relationship between the teacher and the student. Classroom management plays a major role in the student’s achievement. Different approaches towards classroom leadership should be facilitated by the teacher’s satisfaction and agreed upon by students in a way in which all aspects are flexible.Theorists’ opinions and strategies are differ and alike simultaneously. There is no one, clear, universal explanation of how we learn or a subsequent guidebook as to how we should teach. Rather, there are a range of theories, each with their background in a different psychological tradition.Following are some of the similarities and differences between the perspectives …show more content…
In other words, the power lies within each person to determine how he or she will respond to the demands of the social and physical environment (Elvin, G., & Lionel,M.(2011). However,Kounin saw that the teachers’ reactions are the essential factors causing a certain behavior. He noticed how the reactions of teachers to students affected classroom management in a negative way. He learned that teachers were always receiving similar responses from their students no matter how they reacted to misbehavior in the classroom. From this observation, he concluded that there must be something a teacher could do to prevent misbehavior in the first place, which would lead to more effective classroom management. Moreover,Glasser’s theory suggests that teachers cannot directly control the behaviors of students, since students choose how to react to their feelings. Teachers can help students identify the circumstances that trigger their behaviors, which in turn empower them to change their reactions to those feelings. As they do so, their behaviors will change hopefully. Both theorists agree that the ultimate goal of classroom leadership is allowing students to develop self-discipline and self-control through building and …show more content…
(Darch & Kame'enui, 2004). Decisions that teachers make before the beginning of school regarding how the classroom will operate and how students will interact with others during the school year are critical for a positive learning environment. These decisions will have far-reaching implications for the success of the year. Putting together a cohesive plan rather that reacting to interruptive situations allows time for the teacher to respond thoughtfully when problems arise. Having time to think about a plan first establishes a foundation for values and beliefs about working with children and allows teachers to create a satisfying learning

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