This is a good resource on respect. Respect has to be learned and instilled in us. But sometimes, it is not taught to our students. So this source will help teachers to teach respect in order to get respect. Teachers can either develop a lesson on respect or provide this source to parents for assistance in teaching their children respect. Once a student learns the importance of respect, and the issue is brought up to parents as well, it can go a long way.
Establish authority right from the first day you step into the classroom in order to gain respect from the start. Have a plan of action and realize that no two groups of children are the same so adaptability is a must. This article and video will provide several helpful tips for gaining respect with students, staff, and parents.
This video depicts two scenarios in which a student is late. In one instance, the teacher is demanding about the situation and unresponsive to his needs. In the second instance, the teacher is supportive and caring, because she has a relationship with the student and shows that she cares. She tries to understand the situation rather than just enforcing the rules in a matter of fact manner. An established relationship is important in order to gain respect and understanding.
Gaining respect will stem from promoting a positive school climate. By creating this type of learning environment, students will feel supported, comfortable, yet challenged. Students, parents, teachers, and staff work together and have collaborative relationships with one another. This will promote respect among all parties and help them to work together toward school success and student growth and development.
Respect, at all levels, must be earned. Three tips to keep in mind is to always keep your word and follow through with what you say, be both consistent and reliable instead of unpredictable, and never take anything to the heart. Students tend to say hurtful things or misbehave when they know it gets under your skin. Instead, stick to your classroom management plan and enforce the rules each and every time. Consistency is key.