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 do the same for others. The concept of respect is hard to point out, but it is easy to point out when someone is being disrespectful. It 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 it to anyone by being disrespectful to them. If a child is being disrespectful it best to remain calm and exert patients as much as 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.
These worksheets will help students explore situations that they will experience on a daily basis. Students will need to make a judgement call on the equity of the scenario. Is everyone being treated well or is there a sense of disrespect or lack of oversight in decision making on the part of one of the parties involved? They will be given exposure to a wide range of circumstances that will have mixed consequences. This will also help students learn how to infer the expected outcome based on how people are treated. We will begin with simple identification activities and then progress on wards to writing full descriptions of the situational outcomes that students will foresee as a result. I find it easy to project a sense of mutual respect if you set up class rules that everyone, including teachers must follow.