Now that the school year is about to begin, or in some cases has begun, let’s review some good manners toward teachers.
Teaching is a hard job. Teachers are expected to remain calm, positive and in control. They deserve your respect – respect is another name for good manners. Here are a few ways that you can be courteous to your teacher.
Be on time. I know there are lots of excuses for arriving in class late. Try your best to get there on time. This a good start for both you and your teacher.
Pay attention – listen. When you are talking to a friend I’ll bet you hate it when they don’t listen – when they fidget around while you are talking. Your teacher feels the same way.
Do your homework. The sooner you turn in your work the sooner you can start learning something new and exciting.
Bring pencils and paper to class. I know a teacher who told me she gave away 938 pencils last year!
Be your own advocate. If you have a disagreement with your teacher ask if you can speak to her privately after class.
Remember the magic words – please, thank you, pardon me, I’m sorry.
By Lois Jamieson
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