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A classroom has two different personalities. One, the teacher and the other, the students. The teacher comes to the classroom with the purpose of teaching and imparting his or her knowledge to the students. And the students in turn come with the intention of learning from the teacher. The purpose of the classroom is defeated when either of the two participants fail to meet the above expectation. The failure could be attributed to either the teacher or the student which could be due to any number of reasons. Hence it becomes imperative for both to be motivated to have a successful classroom. The basic requirement for this is a strong teacher student bonding which is built on mutual trust and respect. This aspect is all the more important when dealing with elder students in higher classes. Generally students performing well and healthy response from them is a motivation for a teacher. If the students have intrinsic interest in the subject, motivation for the students is automatic. However when the subject does not interest the students the teacher will have to deploy one of the following to encourage them : Achievement motivation - This kind of motivation is something that drives you to achieve your goals. Hence the teacher must appreciate even the smallest of achievement by the students. Competence motivation - This kind of motivation is about individual performing great quality of work. It is about getting better at your own work and using your own problem solving skills. The teacher must identify the competence of each student and make him realise the same which will motivate him to improve his competence. Incentive motivation - The students get motivated when they are rewarded for their good quality of work or achievement.The teacher must adopt different parameters to evaluate the class so that maximum number of students can be motivated by giving incentives. For example, memory check, hand writing, grammar, reading, diction, speaking, listening, general knowledge etc. The teacher can also motivate students with subject related games. The students may be given topics to debate or speak on extempore which develops their confidence in public speaking and motivates them to open up in class discussions which in turn improves teacher student relationship. Whereas the teacher gets motivated by active participation of the students and their positive response, he needs to constantly update himself by reading about current events, learning about how to improve his teaching skills and knowledge, attend relevant workshops which in turn will motivate him to teach better. The body language, attire, mannerisms and expressions should bring in positive energy into the classroom which will keep everyone motivated. Teacher will automatically get motivated when students perform well in the class which is in turn a credit to the teacher. This is self encouraging to the teacher to get better at teaching and also a self assurance that things are moving smooth and in the right direction in the classroom. It is always a good idea to take a survey now and then from the students in order to understand where and in which criteria, a teacher can be improved. A teacher can always work on his weakness to improve his teaching skills in order to keep oneself motivated. Having a good rapport with the students can always be helpful to keep a feel good atmosphere in the classroom. It is very important for the teacher to be motivated constantly as he is dealing with the careers and lives of his students. A student if not motivated by a teacher can seek a different teacher but a demotivated teacher, no matter which student he teaches, will only have a debilitating effect on the student.