Hamre & Pianta state that a good
deal of literature delivers evidence that strong relationships between students
and their teachers are essential to the development of all students in school. Having
a positive student-teacher relationships are a valued resource for students (Hamre
& Pianta, 2006).  They propose that
having positive relationship with a teacher allows students to be able to work
on their own because they know they can count on their teacher if problems begin
– that the teacher will recognize and respond to the problem. As children enter
formal school settings, relationships with teachers afford the foundation for
successful adjustment to the social and academic environment (p. 80).