You might just think that teachers have eyes everywhere but even the walls know what is happening…and so do the children! Just because you cannot see me, I need to do the right thing!
An adult is coming towards me in the corridor…oh no… there is not enough room for us both.
Should I keep going and make the adult stop or should I stand aside and invite them through.
The voice of respect tells me to stand aside.
A child is sad in the playground.
Should I walk on by or should I stop and see if I can help.
The voice of respect tells me to help them.
A teacher asks me to do something that I really do not want to do.
Should I ignore what they have said and not do as they have asked or should I dig deep and get on with it.
The voice of respect tells me to do as I have been asked because I know it is the right thing to do.
A child tells an adult that they are wrong.
Should I get annoyed and tell them that they are wrong or should I give the child the opportunity to explain.
The voice of respect tells me to listen to their point of view.
A parent disagrees with a teacher about something that has happened to their child.
Should I continue to argue with them and become aggressive or should I remain calm, listen and work together to resolve the issue.
The voice of respect tells me to me to listen, be tolerant and work with them.
Listen to the voice of respect in your head, it might not always be what you want to hear, but it is the right thing to do!