..... One year in high school I had a teacher who was known to be abrasive and harsh. His reputation made me fear him even before I entered his class. Once there, the fear became reality. Students in this class were continually belittled, singled out, and made to look stupid. Many days I would seriously consider not going to class, and sometimes I would ditch instead. When I did go, I sat without making eye contact, in the middle of the room, hoping to be lucky enough not to be called on. The fear of not being able to answer his questions in the way he expected made this experience traumatizing for me and other students. His adult humor and sarcasm with the students personally offended and hurt me. This experience was only because of the teacher and his lack of respect for the individual students.
As a result, I did not learn much. Teachers must realize that, at times, students are more sensitive to comments intended to be funny, but instead are hurtful. Student, of all ages hold their teachers at a high level, therefore the interaction between student and teacher needs to be positive and fulfilling. If students have negative experiences in class, it may forever harm the learning process for them. Teachers should try to put yourself in the students' level to examine what they hear and see in you. Take an objective position and remember that children are sensitive beings.