Respect In School

vs. rudeness

Treating others with honor and dignity

To practice Respect, I will:

  • Have consideration for those around me.
  • Treat others as I would want to be treated.
  • Be careful not to use offensive language.
  • Honor my elders and my authorities.
  • Not keep others waiting.

Respectful Students

Imagine a classroom where students feel safe and comfortable sharing their ideas and asking questions. They know their teacher and classmates will respect their opinions, even if they disagree. This type of environment is conducive to learning and critical thinking. Students are more likely to take risks and try new things when they know they will not be ridiculed or judged. For example, a student with a different perspective on a social studies topic may be more likely to share their opinion if they know their classmates will listen respectfully.  The other students will benefit from another viewpoint. Learning in this environment prepares them all to be successful in future relationships, their families, communities, and eventually the workplace.

Studies show that students who reported feeling respected by their teachers were more likely to have higher GPAs and test scores. The study also found that students who reported feeling respected by their peers were more likely to be engaged in their learning and to participate in class discussions. When students feel respected, they are more likely to be engaged in their learning, participate in class, and build strong relationships with their peers and teachers. This can lead to better academic progress, reduced bullying and harassment, and a more positive and supportive school climate.

How will you use Respect to improve your classroom culture?

The Links below will take you to Resources you can use in the classroom or in homeschool
to teach the Character Quality of Respect.
Our other Pillars have resources that can be used in an educational setting or for education professionals.

Visit Respect in Business>>

Power Up with Character
Interview Questions
Adult Business Books

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Character All Month Calendar
Related Qualities
Character Holiday Activities
Family Activity (with a printable for sending home to parents)

Visit Respect in Faith>>

Christian Family Activity
Bible Verses
Christian Poster
Prayer and Reflections
Archived Resources