Summary Of Teacher Blog Critique

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Assignment 1 – Teacher Blog Critique
A controversial subject debated among teachers is acknowledging and encouraging good behaviour with rewards. Bunyi (2011) addresses this idea in her blog, in which she chooses not to promote extrinsic rewards within her classroom, and relates her viewpoint to the similarities between parenting styles and teaching styles. Bunyi writes that if you do not manage your own child’s behaviour using bribes or stickers, then you should apply the same notion in the classroom. This method is contradicting to the classic behaviourist approach, in which emphasis is placed on the use of extrinsic reinforcements to stimulate student’s task engagement. Duchesne and McMaugh (2016) support Bunyi’s viewpoint stating that extrinsic
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She further states, “if I want them to behave in a responsible manner, even at seven years old, I have to give them responsibility. They have to be trusted. By giving up control, I actually gain more of an organised and structured classroom environment. Students know what is expected, and they rise to the occasion” (2014, para. 7). Forming classroom expectations with the students is a great way for the class to fathom what is and is not accepted of them and others and not just the teacher. The advantage of establishing and communicating expectations from the beginning is sometimes off-task behaviour patterns do not have the time to emerge and students are more receptive to following classroom rules (Fisher, Hoover, Mcleod, 2003). This method of managing classroom behaviour relates to the non-interventionist philosophy. This approach is guided by the belief that a teacher’s primary goal is to develop self-discipline in students through the establishment of rules, rights and responsibilities (Duchesne and McMaugh, 2016). Though similar to the interventionist approach, Roger’s work focuses more on the weight of the student’s role and accountability in managing behaviour and allows for a greater degree of autonomy (Duchesne and McMaugh, …show more content…
In Ellis’s blog, he reiterates the importance of instructing sociable behaviours, “like sharing, asking permission before taking something, saying please and thank you and learning how to identify feelings through the expression on the faces of classmates and the teacher” (para. 10). These

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