“Teaching is about imparting skills, technique and knowledge to students. Some teachers do that with an open and relaxed manner, while others prefer structure and strictness,” says psychologist Dr. Deborah Serani.
“Benign strict teaching can be an effective way to instruct. However, when teaching becomes more aggressive, demeaning and hurtful, that is not teaching—it’s bullying.” …
Red Flag: Your teacher’s behavior benefits them, not you.
Red Flag: Your teacher repeatedly targets specific students.
Red Flag: Rules and consequences are unofficial or unreasonable.
Red Flag: Reprimands are used to attack rather than educate.