We teachers should love our students with love of benevolence – to wish the best for them – and with affection too.
Treatment with them should be full of affection, kindness, politeness, and likely, with time passing we will get affection back from them.
This doesn’t hinder from class management and discipline. Just these two latter elements can build up a sincere affection from both students and their teachers.
Affection isn’t a strategy for encounters, but it springs from an inner convincing thought and attitude of ours.
All this stuff is inspired from Miguel-Ángel Martí.