Teaching is much easier if the students like you, and most teachers discover this very quickly (if they didn’t know it already). Getting students to like you is a tricky proposition, because there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Getting students to like you using the wrong methods will result in students liking you – but not respecting you. You need both “like” and “respect” if you are going to run your classroom successfully. Here are a few ways to get students to like you the “wrong” way.
1. Trying to be the “cool” teacher
2. Grading “on a curve”
4. Giving students a “Free Day”
5. Giving students cool nicknames
Here are some “right” ways to earn students’ respect, trust, and admiration:
1. Respect the students
2. See your students in a different light
4. Present good lessons
5. Be organized
7. Catch them being good
Using these techniques will result in better relationships with your
students, and less headaches for you.