You think you have it tough in school? Try standing in a classroom in front of a bunch of students; who all have different personalities, trying to teach them. Trust me, it’s not as easy as you think.
If you think about it, they have it rough. There’s more to their job than grading papers and giving out tests. They go through a lot on a daily basis and what they do shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Want more reasons why you should respect your teachers? Well keep reading…
1. Your teachers are preparing you for the future – You might not realize it, but teachers are the key to getting an education. They are preparing you for life.
They spend countless hours preparing lesson plans so that you are able to succeed once you leave the nest. They contribute greatly to your success and if you haven’t thought about that, maybe you should.
2. Your teachers have to put up with you and your classmates – It’s not easy teaching students, especially the ones who tend to act up in class.
It’s tough trying to teach and then having to be interrupted every ten minutes because a student is clowning around or being disrespectful.
Think about how the teacher feels. They go through a lot of stress too and it makes their job that much harder when a student doesn’t want to listen when the teacher is the one who is trying to help them.
3. They care about your future – In all honesty, if your teachers didn’t care about you or your future, they wouldn’t be teachers. Understand that they had to go to college to get a degree in order to do what they do.
Now, if they didn’t care, do you think they would have spent all that money just to teach? You should respect your teachers because they want you to succeed. After all, your generation is our future.
Teachers aren’t out to get you. They do what they do because they enjoy it and they want to help you. Respect your teachers because they are trying to help you and give you the tools you need to succeed in life.
What is Respect?
Respect comes in many different forms. It is all about honoring other people for their wisdom, actions and status.
Respect for elders means honoring our parents, grandparents, and anyone older than us. Respect for parents is a very specific kind of respect for our elders. Respect for teachers means acting in an attentive manner to those trying to educate us.
The Importance of Respect.
1. Recognition. Respecting someone else is a way of reognizing their achievements and what they have done for us.
2. Care. Respecting others shows we care about them.
3. The fabric of society. Respect for others keeps the fabric of society together.
4. Humanity. We should all respect each other because of our common humanity.
5. Getting respect ourselves. How can we expect others to respect us unless we respect them?
Ways to show respect.
1. Formal language. Formal language (such as saying ‘madam’) shows respect.
2. Listening attentively. Respecting another person’s words and opinions is a key form of respect.
3. Showing courtesy. Opening doors, helping with chores and so on are simple ways of showing respect.
4. Taking advice. Taking others’ advice shows we respect them.
5. Following the rules. Following both official laws and the rules set down by others is often key to respectful behavior.
We can all show our respect for each other, starting right now.