NOTES on Authority in the Classroom Discussion #1 (4/23/14)

NOTES on Authority in the Classroom Discussion 4/23/14

Shared main points of the reading (warm up):

Schools try to move as many students through as possible.

The role teachers play and the authoritative styles they use in the classroom. Contradictions of authority (democratic process / need for strong leadership role by teacher.

Discussion of Main points:

There are many categories and roles for the teacher (complex roles)

Teachers learn what authoritative style works for them. (opportunity to learn more from student teaching experience.

Build trust with students by communicating with them

Taking an interest in their interests also helps to build trust

In the classroom, students need consistency/quality and have expectations

Ender: Have more freedom in the classroom, but have ground rules. Show trust and interest in students and they will respond positively. 

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