The style of a teacher as managers when handling classes may reflect their individual personality, private preferences and even mind state. Some of these styles may be preferred by the majority of the faculty members. Even students may want to be handled one way over another. Educators are best advised to know their individual classroom management profile so that they may readjust and improve their teaching styles.
As you gain teaching experience, you may find that you become preferred style(s) might change. Overtime, your profile may become more diverse or more focused. Also, it may be suitable to rely upon a specific style when addressing a particular situation or subject. Perhaps the successful teacher is one who can evaluate a situation and then apply the appropriate style.
The authoritarian teacher places firm limits and controls on the students. Students will often have assigned seats for the entire term.
The authoritative teacher laces limits and controls on the students but simultaneously encourages independence. This teacher often explains the reason behind rules and decisions.
The laissez-faire teacher places few demands or controls on the students. “Do your own thing” describes this classroom. The teacher accepts the students’ impulses and actions and is less likely to monitor their behavior.
The indifferent teacher is not very involved in the classroom. This teacher places few demands, if any, on the students and appears generally uninterested. Also classroom discipline is lacking. This teacher may lack the skills, confidence or courage to discipline students. The students sense and reflect the teacher’s indifferent altitudes.

By: Judith E. Tanael

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