Postbox letter from Craig
As a teacher or a boss, don't fall into that trap of thinking that you need to lay down the law unfairly and assert yourself in order to get respect - you won't. Students and adults will pretend to respect you, but deep down you'll know they don't.
Is it important for a teacher to be liked by the students?
The argument goes that happy students learn better, are more willing to buy into a lesson, and feel better about being in class. Being liked is important!