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Teaching Counseling Theories by Building Community
B. Ann Moore, Linda L. Maier, and Joan N. Strutton
To build community in the classroom, a teacher must implement a horizontal model of teaching in which the teacher views himself or herself as being on an equal plane as the student and behaves in a way that reflects equality. The teacher is actively reaching forward with one hand, building upon his or her knowledge, and reaching backward with the other hand to pull the students forward.