Respect is hard to define, but easy to understand when someone is not showing it.

Respect is having some form of regard for another person's feelings and wishes. As we get older the definition skews a bite towards admiration for another person based on their talents or accomplishments. Respect and what it really means differs a bit for each individual. Our personal experiences make us have varying levels and extremes for it. We first must learn to respect ourselves before we can begin to respect others. The concept of respect is hard to point out, but it is easy to point out when someone is being disrespectful.

Respect is something that seems impossible to teach children. One of the best ways to project the concept of respect to youngsters is to consistently model that behavior for them. Always remember that you cannot teach respect to anyone by being disrespectful to them. If a child is being disrespectful it best to remain calm and exert patients as much a s possible. This also results in a calming affect and helps you stay in control of the situation. When needed use ultra-kind, but firm discipline to teach. I find it easy to project a sense of mutual respect if you set up class rules that everyone, including teachers must follow.

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Respect or Not?

Read each scenario. Is the person showing respect? Explain.

Treating Others with Respect

To treat others with respect means to treat them with honor and dignity. Respecting others is one of the ways that you maintain good relationships.

Respect Bingo

Think about the different ways you have shown respect this week. Complete the bingo card. You must provide evidence for each square you mark complete.

Acrostic Poem: Respect

Write an acrostic poem about respect. For each initial capital letter, write a line (words, phrase, sentence) relating to the concept of respect that begins with that letter.

Persuasive Writing Prompt

Write a short essay about why and to whom students should show respect in school.

Self Respect Assessment

Self-respect is a feeling pride and confidence. It means believing that you are behaving with honor and dignity. There are many ways to show self-respect.

How Can You Show Respect For...

Plot out all of the scenarios.

Respect Checklist

Put a check mark next to each behavior that is a way to show respect.

Showing Respect

There are many ways to show respect – or disrespect – to someone. You can show respect by acknowledging people when they speak to you and by looking people in the eye. You can show respect by what you say and how you say it; and by what you do and how you do it.

Thinking about Respect

What are some ways that you can show respect to the people in your life and in your community?

Respect and Leadership

Great leadership creates an atmosphere of respect that goes both ways; people respect a great leader because they feel that the leader respects them.

Theme: Respect

In what ways and by whom was respect shown in the story?

Do You Recognize Respect when You See It?

Read each scenario. Is the person showing respect? Match each scenario with the correct answer.

Helping Others Build Self-Respect

A person with self-respect feels good about themselves. They act according to their values and they take care of themselves. Because it’s not always easy for everyone to recognize their own positive qualities, this group activity allows everyone to contribute to everyone else’s self-respect by identifying positive qualities for them.

Respect and Belonging

It can be hard to feel like you fit in and belong when you are different from everyone else. Think about a time that you felt like you didn't belong. Where were you?