Teachers have Favorite Students

Jordan Wood

Ashton Fry, reporter

Everyone has favorites, but it can affect how people treat things and people. When a teacher has a favorite it can affect how a teacher’s’ class and it class runs.


“Everyone wants to be like the favorites, and get good test scores and do really well on their assignments,” said Mrs. Leedy, a history teacher.


Students can start to feel as if they are being treated unfairly, and so it is important for teachers to be careful with how they treat their students.


“Teachers who support students in the learning environment can positively impact their social and academic outcomes, which is important for the long-term trajectory of school and eventually employment,” (Baker et al., 2008; O’Connor et al., 2011; Silver et al., 2005).


It is possible to be able to have favorites and not have it affect you teaching or classroom environment in a negative way.


“If there is a kid that is your favorite and you play favorites with them, then that’s wrong. But the kids that are my favorites are also the favorites of everybody else in the class,” Mr. Hendricks, the band teacher said.


It’s okay to have favorites because it is a natural thing, as long as it doesn’t make other students feel bad, and they don’t play favorites.