Like…Fräulein Rottenmeier from Heidi
“Old school rules” means success in education.
There’s no need to be a friend of your students in order to teach them. Also, they have to learn responsibility and facts of life, and you will be the personification of these pillars.
Your strength: Being forthright. You impose respect with only your presence. That helps in ensuring silence, getting the attention of the students and losing unnecessary distractions from the lesson.
Your weakness: Rigidity. “Too rigid and too straight can make the teacher lonely”. There is a thin line between respect and fear; you may need a good pair of glasses to see it?
Chill out & smile more!