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Be Respectful

Even if you do not like someone who works for the school, it is still important to respect their professional roles as a teacher or principal, for example.

Showing respect to other people does not mean agreeing with everything another person says.

You show your respect for other people when...

  • You ask questions
  • You listening carefully to what others have to say
  • You work with others, rather than always disagreeing or being confrontational
  • You are polite, and watch your tone of voice and body language

How you say something can be just as important as what you say.  It is usually not a good idea to raise your voice unless you have planned on what you want to say, and you have planned on making this point clearly and forcefully.

You can show openness to the ideas of the other members of your child’s education team by phrasing your demands as suggestions or preferences.  You can use phrases like...

I was thinking that it would be a good idea if...

I would prefer...

What do you think of the idea?

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