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This exchange is an example of an authoritative approach to teaching. Nanny in invested, attentive, provides guidance, and not overbearing. Not only does she correct Paikea's sense of personal doubt she also makes a suggestion that would allow Paikea to learn the skills she desires to learn. Lastly, Nanny allows Paikea to take the suggestion or not.


Bernstein, D. (2013, September 1). Parenting and teaching: What's the connection in our classrooms? Retrieved June 17, 2015, from  



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