. The nature of the classroom
Numerous factors affect teachers’ attitudes towards their learners, and vice versa. Similarly, to students’ attitudes, a teacher’s posture reflects primarily their experience as both the learner and the teachers. Barnes points out that “these are the teachers who determine what relations will exist in the classroom and who control students” (1975:137).
Environment of the classroom is the blend of the inner as well as the outer attitude that teachers demonstrate toward indecently behaving students. Teachers frequently adopt their attitude towards adolescent learners relying upon the public image of the youth, a stereotype. For instance, some may be indisposed to cope with indiscipline because they are convinced it would be like sinking to the students’ level. However, this attitude may keep from creating a peaceful and comfortable environment. Richards suggests that “teachers’ respect for students cultivates a positive learning environment in the classroom”. (1996:18).
As soon as the teacher and the learner appear in the classroom, they start to form their opinion on the opposite. It is based on the first impressions, which means that the most important factors are the appearance, the use of language, while learners’ behavior and achievements often seem to count for nothing. Brown clarifies that clothes often signal a person’s sense of self-esteem, socioeconomic class, and general character, and artifacts, such as jewelry or clothes, along with non-verbal signals, can help identification of certain personality characteristics, and setting a general mood (1987:211).
1.3.1. Teacher’s styles of managing the class
The styles of a particular teacher stems from life experiences, including those connected with professional work. “Individuals act consistently in accordance with the values they have internalized and integrate beliefs, ideas, and attitudes into a total philosophy or world view” (Brown 1987:100).