ROLE OF INTERACTION IN CLASSROOM
In classroom management like every other aspect, it is necessary for every teacher to learn the indispensable strategies and techniques to build a good relationship between the teachers and the students; therefore, interaction helps the teachers and the students to ensure good relationship through sharing opinions and priorities. Interaction in the classroom refers to the conversation between teachers and students, as well as among the students, in which active participation and learning of the students become vital. Besides this, conversations are part of the socio-cultural activities through which students construct knowledge collaboratively.
Teacher-student interactions are complex but become easier to understand when there is a power balance relationship between teacher and students. Students face difficulty to communicate in classrooms and the quality of the teacher-student relationship is the most important factor that determines success as a teacher. A strong relationship with students is fundamental for classroom success.
Bonding between teachers and students replicate a classroom’s real scenario. Having strict teachers in the classroom make students dependent on teachers and give no scope of interaction to make the lesson easy and understandable to the students. Moreover, it plays as a barrier to the students to learn. As interaction hampers, automatically all the decisions are taken by teachers and their students do not have any power rather accept as it is. So, interaction can be a powerful tool between teachers and students by ignoring the authoritative perspective which helps to make an effective classroom. Through sharing ideas students can reflect their cognitive, emotional, behavioural and motivational abilities which are conditioned in part of interpersonal relationships with teachers as learners
So in the classrooms, the role of a teacher in communication, emotionally, instrumentally and psychologically affects the students which have fundamental supports to change the environment of the classroom activities or processes and precisely interaction is one of the important keys to promote development and understanding engagement of the teachers and students.
Written by: Chameli Haque