Definition : "Respect for the teacher enables her to overcome any challenges to order and lesson flow."

Research indicates that teachers make the biggest difference to learning in classrooms. Effective teachers have the capacity to gain the respect of all children so that they can overcome any challenges to the ongoing work of the classroom.

Credibility involves the children's recognition of, and active response to, the teacher's authority. Research indicates that expert teachers anticipate and prevent disturbance from occurring whereas non-experts tend to correct existing disturbances.