Relating to a teacher can sometimes be difficult. Even worse if the teacher is half your age, that does not mean that the relationship has to be difficult or awkward. There are many ways that a student can relate to their teacher at any age, but especially if the teacher is half their age. One of the first things that students have to remember is that teachers are still people. Sometimes, students get so caught up in thinking about their teachers as someone that they have to respect that they forget that their teachers also have lives of their own.
Teachers are easy to talk to because they are around students all of the time. So, if students want to be able to relate to their teachers they just have to talk to them not like teachers but like actual people like they would anyone else. One thing that helps students be able to relate to their teachers much faster is knowing a little more about them. Teachers, when they feel comfortable talking to their students, they will try to open up to them and let them know a little bit about their lives and how they became teachers. When this happens, it is important that students take them seriously and actually try to relate to them as they speak.
One of the things that many students do not get, is that teachers want to get to know their students because it makes it easier for them to help them in school. Once students and teachers are able to communicate better, they can help each other get through the school year. Many students choose to relate to their teachers by showing them that they are serious about their school work. This not only works for teachers, but also for students.
It can be hard for students to be able to relate to their teachers, especially if they are half their age, but it does not mean it has to be hard. One of the things that teachers and students have to remember is that they can have a professional relationship in the classroom. Once teachers and students become friends, it can be easier for teachers to help students when they are having problems in the classroom because students actually pay more attention.
The problem that many students run into when they try to relate to teachers half their age, is that they do not know if they can be themselves completely or not. As long as both people respect each other, they should be fine and both people can actually continue the relationship outside the classroom.