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Aligned with attachment theory (Ainsworth, 1982; Bowlby, 1969), positive teacher-student relationships enable students to feel safe and secure in their learning environments and provide scaffolding for important social and academic skills (Baker et al., 2008; O’Connor, Dearing, & Collins, 2011; Silver, Measelle, Armstron, & Essex, 2005).Teachers who support students in the learning environment can positively impact their social and academic outcomes, which is important for the long-term trajectory of school and eventually employment (Baker et al., 2008; O’Connor et al., 2011; Silver et al., 2005).They may even adopt some forms of student behaviour.
During recruitment interviews, prospective teachers should be screened for any tendency to encourage negative or improper relationships with students. The vast majority of teachers are trustworthy and are governed by a moral compass.
They consider students as peers and give them too much latitude.