“ I have come to the frightening conclusion; I am the decisive element in the classroom. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate, hurt or heal. In all situations it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated; a child humanised or dehumanised.”
Dependent people need others to get what they want.
Independent people can get what they want through their own effort.
Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest successes.
Phases of the Collaborative Process www.plotpd.com STORMING - conflict and struggle Goal - living effectively with conflict and handling it positively BURGEONING - real thinking emerging Goal - building stronger mutual understandings, increase openness to exploring ideas PERFORMING - high-functioning task, process skills, group development Goal - accomplishing goals, purposes, skilful group processing and maintenance of internal relationships NORMING - guiding structures Goal - establishing structures and guidelines for task and group functioning ADJOURNING - reforming Goal - fulfilling a purpose for which the group was formed FORMING - coming together Goal - safety, acceptance, inclusion, forming for a purpose.