Missing the Point that Group Dynamics Determine Individual Behavior in Classrooms and Families

The feelings toward children aroused in teachers in the classroom are going to be rather intense and mostly unconscious. The group dynamic in the classroom is going to always arouse the most primitive kinds of feelings in teachers who are supposed to be the containers for the unmanageable aspects of those feelings, e.g., murderous rage. While it is normal and actually necessary for these feelings to be aroused in the course of any group's development, it is critically important for all that these responses be contained and responded to appropriately.

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