Researchers indicated that such a setting is not just cost-effective, but group settings offer the participants the opportunity to communicate with peers who share identifiable commonalities. Additionally, a cohesive collaboration of activities, such as problem solving games, encouraged the individuals to support each other for the reinforcement of success and achievement. The benefits of group therapy offer participants the chance to relax while learning new skills and, perhaps, build new bonds with other students that may not have otherwise been possible (Down, Willner, Watts & Griffiths, 2011; Zhaleh, Zarbakhsh & Faramarzi, 2014; Wisdom, Rees, Riley & Weis, 2007; Trip, Vernon & McMahon, 2007; Turner & Barker, 2013; Trip et al., 2015; Henter & Chifor,
Within the groups that I have been facilitating, as well as individual meetings, I have been very mindful of my communication with those whom I have been interacting with. I am constantly working to use open ended questions, being reflective and summarizing what I hear. The group topics that I choose are on a multitude of subjects.
In the article “Small Group Communication” Garth Pittman states that working in groups can actually be very helpful because it will get the job done faster, and develop skills that can be useful at work, school, and/or personal life. He clarifies that people will have different ideas and collaborate with one another to work well in the group. If they can get along well and manage to separate the work, then the project will get done on time without having any troubles. Pittman points out working in groups can get complicated. Few people in the group will not connect with the rest of the members. For those who aren’t used to being in groups can find themselves having a hard time getting use to it. The author believes that there is certain ways
Small groups require active teaching with much teacher guidance or involvement. Small groups can teach the context better than a larger group, allowing for no child to be struggling and left behind. Reading, math and science can benefit from small group interaction. Each student has a chance to be heard, voice his opinion or conclusion, get a response from the teacher and the other group participants, and close the gap for error. The key for successful learning is when the teacher involves himself and gets excited about what the children are to be taught. This is also true in group study as
When teachers have the opportunity to work with students in smaller groups they can provide extended intensive lessons in addition to whole group instruction. The study showed that when children receive information in whole group instruction and then the information is reinforced in small group instruction they build a stronger vocabulary, and they are able to retell more facts. Overall, this study creates awareness of the benefits of small group instruction.
In order to obtain a more rounded response, I interviewed my 16-year-old daughter Sarah, and a long-time friend Stephanie, who is 45 years old. The different perspective of the two interviews was impressive.
Each family member contributed to establishing a purpose for the group sessions to identify what why they are together and want to accomplish. Janice would like for the family to get along better while also communicating better. Leon agreed with Janice and would like for the family to get along better while also working to reduce tension in the family. Beartice expressed the purpose was to be a happier family. Kat sees the purpose of the group for the family to be nicer to one another. Kat and Guy agree that the purpose is to help the family members to accept one another. The purpose of the family coming together in group sessions is to improve communication, get along with one another better, to be happier, and reduce tension.
The 12-step group I observed is Sunrise Semester, an alcohol-anonymous group open to women. The group meeting was held in a spacious room in a Catholic church. The group leader sat in the front, surrounded by the group members. The group had a relatively large size, with nearly 20 people ranged from the middle age to the elderly. Some of the members just started being sober while some older members have been sober for more than 20 years. Most of the group members are Caucasians and the rest was Hispanics, Indians and Philippines. The atmosphere of the group meeting was warm, friendly and engaging. The meeting started from some housekeeping announcements and the sharing of the group leader, who is not a mental health professional but has been
There are many different kinds of groups that exist between college students that deal with communication they range from sports teams to many community or social groups. The type of organizations that are mostly found in many colleges today are Greek letter organizations. In this paper I will exploring communication within the realm of sororities. First, I am going to start with the history of Sororities, then I am going to write about how important it communication is during what sororities call the pledge process. Furthermore I am going to tell about the different things that sororities have, such as the symbols, colors and different things that may deal with communication. Even though all sororities have different representations for
With thirty-eight students are being taught by just one teacher there is only so much one-on-one time available during class times. “"Kids are unpredictable, and kids need attention. In smaller classes, you can give them the attention they need. You can allow them to express themselves and you don't have to make them be quiet so that others get a chance to speak. It is not our job to simply make kids memorize information and regurgitate it on multiple choice tests, but rather to encourage their participation in classes and
Children with ADHD are in need of a group that will help to improve their academic functioning. This group would be important for children with ADHD because those with ADHD have significant impairment in multiple domains of functioning. “The most problematic is academic impairments because children with ADHD will most likely be retained, placed in special education, and drop out of school
Effective group communications come in forms of verbal and non-verbal techniques. Essential parts of the entire group’s contribution are that the group contains full participating members, the group is diverse, and that the diversity is recognized and respected (Hartley, 1997). In the videos viewed, three were evaluated on the effective and ineffective communication skills of the participants and suggestions made on how they could improve. The videos are titled, “Planning a Playground”, “Helping Annie”, and "The Politics of Sociology.
Beth demonstrates the above-it-all teammate. With that type of attitude, Beth’s role is negative. The above-it-all person is often withdrawn from the group by doing any and everything besides what he or she should be doing (Manning & Curtis, 2011). To diminish that type of behavior from the start, I would ask Beth to put her personal belongings away while the meeting is ongoing. I would address the entire group in general by reiterating what our purpose is for the new project. I would explain what my expectations are for everyone as we move forward and ask for everyone to be committed and involved. For those that are involved and doing their part, I would thank them and ask them to please continue. For those that are not involved or focused,
During my observation time in a kindergarten classroom, I have noticed that the students have a wide variety of abilities, attention spans, interests, and love for learning. When it comes to the teacher’s instructional strategies, she intentionally takes into consideration all of the above characteristics to make sure each student gets what they need to be most successful. During lessons students are engaged because of the teacher’s ability to implement interests of the student’s into things and giving them options. If an error occurs during a lesson, the teacher normally, allows for the student who got something wrong to try again, or to call on a friend to help them out. This way the students are still giving the answers and not the teacher just telling them the information. The teacher chooses a lot of small group instruction and centers where she can work with a small group, but then, easily monitor all the other groups to make sure they are on task and doing their work.