Schools nowadays face many challenges of different natures. One of these challenges is also the relationship created between teachers and students in classrooms during their daily work. Creating positive relationships is seen as an important element to help students to be acceptable and successful in the school environment and in society. The purpose of this study is to examine the positive discipline that the teacher uses with the students in the classroom environment and the impact that this relationship has on the academic achievement. To achieve this goal, quantitative methods have been used. The sample included in the study is 400 pupils of fifth and sixth grades. These classes are chosen deliberately to understand the impact that has positive relationship among students belonging to primary and secondary education, because in the primary education system in Albania the pupils are in contact with few teachers whereas in the secondary education the pupils have contact with many teachers. From the analysis of the data were identified forms of positive and negative relations that the teacher uses in the classroom environment and it was found that the positive relationship positively affects the academic achievements of the students. It was also noted that positive discipline was more present in primary education while the forms of negative discipline are more present in secondary education. Consequently, it is suggested that teachers should create a positive climate of cooperation in the classroom by practising as many elements of positive discipline, because this relationship increases the level of student learning by influencing their education with values and positive principles for a healthier society.
Keywords: Relationships, teachers, pupils, positive discipline, learning, teaching.