If you detach yourselves emotionally from your students, like some experts maintain, you cannot expect to have your students’ respect.
Above is the touching tribute that a terminally ill teacher received before his untimely death. Such a tribute could never have occurred if the teacher had distanced himself emotionally from his students.
It is our duty to care about our students. Not in an inappropriate way of course, but rather in a manner which shows them that we care more about their future and wellbeing than a standardised test score or even a quiet classroom.
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