Some, maybe many, teachers have moral authority, incarnated in their persons. A serious one. Gotten over time and with perseverance, only in that way.
Derived from your well-doing and hard work.
You’ve seen it all before.
It’s deeper than just a vociferous authority. It’s prestige.
Only then do you get a lot with little effort, in the classroom, concerning authority, discipline, class management.
You have lived through dire straits when a younger teacher.
You get keeping your students silent… and working because of that your authority.
It gives you prestige. With that prestige, which is not selfish, you can do a great good around you.
You’ll likely achieve a hard-working atmosphere.
This moral authority and serious is combined with real and thorough listening, understanding and comprehending your students: you are close to your students and their stuff; even you’re nice and kind.
You’re admired and in some way imitated because of your hard working: you pass on a specific working atmosphere.
You're just and fair with your students.
As I said, you achieve to create a working atmosphere by investing little and serene and tranquil effort.
You even can speak in a serene low way.
You still may have minor problems though, but your seriousness and teaching competence does a great deal. You may have disruptive problems with some student, but in your classes they can work and learn.
You achieve a lot with your looking in their eyes and staring at them, silently. / Photo from: www eartham edu