This paper stresses that the personal opinion of the teachers towards students does not matter; they should be friendly and supportive to all students fairly. On the other hand, the opinion of the student towards teacher affects the overall performance. Therefore, teachers are obligated to overlook their personal opinion and focus on changing the students’ opinion through such approaches as advocating students’ participation and decision making, demonstrate their submissive willingness and allow humor during lessons; all meant to make the student receptive. However, the close association and interaction with students has led to increased cases of misconduct, especially sexual misconduct. This has led to reconsideration of the earlier learning strategies with the current views discrediting any form of close association between teachers and students. This barrier has led to deterioration of the performance as well as complicating the entire profession.
This report makes a conclusion that the current challenge facing teachers is the high performance expectations from the community and educational practitioners. They are required to equip students with necessary skills and competencies necessary for survival in the 21st century; knowledge society. The effects of the first impression on the teaching profession are crucial to the success of teaching activity. Positive impression favors the teachers and makes learning productive. Unfavorable impression leads to disinterest in the activity causing deterioration of the educational process. ...Show more