Pianta & Hamre state that a good
deal of literature delivers evidence that strong relationships between students
and their teachers are effective to the improvement of all students in school. Having
a positive student-teacher relationship are a valued resource for students (Paanta
& Hamre, 2006).  They propose that
having a good and positive relationship with a teacher allows students to be
able to perform on their own because they know they can count on their teacher
if problems begin – that the teacher will distinguish 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).