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Transcript of RESPECT
1. Treating others the way you want to be treated.
2. Treating others property with regard and consideration.
3. Seeing yourself for who you truly are and honoring that.
Teaching Respect in the Classroom
People Who Exemplify Respect
Elements of Respect
Creating an environment of respect
-Respect can be used as a noun or verb-the word came about in the 14th century.
Etymology/History of Respect
-"treat with deferential regard or esteem" is from 1550s. Sense of "refrain from injuring" is from 1620s. Meaning "have reference to" is from 1560s
Bill & Melinda Gates
"An attitude of respect is, most generally, a relation between a subject and an object in which the subject responds to the object from a certain perspective in some appropriate way. Respect necessarily has an object: respect is always directed toward, paid to, felt about, shown for some object" (Dillon, 2010).
Hard to respect others if you don’t respect yourself
-Ancient Greeks-Plato, Aristotle
-Piaget & Kohlberg also delved into this
-central concept in many ethical theories
-Immanuel Kant-"all and only persons (i.e., rational autonomous agents) and the moral law they autonomously legislate are appropriate objects of
the morally most significant attitude of respect." (Dillon, 2010)
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
“Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.”
by Tiara Griffin
“All lives have an equal value.” (Gates, M.)
“Humanity’s greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.” (Gates, B.)
"Let everyone regulate his conduct . . . by the golden rule of doing to others as in similar circumstances we would have them do to us, and the path of duty will be clear before him."
What would happen if respect had been given to this young man earlier?
He respected those that others did not.
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Richard Weissbourd: Raising
caring, respectful and courageous children.
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"The Golden Rule"
Recent Thinkers on Respect
Nel Noddings is well known for her work around the ethics of caring, however, she has also added significantly to theory and practice more broadly in education.
Harvard University's first professor of gender studies, psychologist Carol Gilligan is the author of
In a Different Voice
, a landmark study showing how the inclusion of women changes the traditional paradigm of human psychology.
Lawrence Kohlberg was an American psychologist best known for his theory of stages of moral development.
Richard Weissbourd is an American child and family psychologist on the faculty of Harvard's School of Education and Kennedy School of Government.
* note: urls for Weissbourd would not attach without starting a video and throwing off reference page. Will send urls in the attachment dialogue section due to this glitch
Teachers who are stressed, unhappy, and unsupported by their peers are more inclined to treat their students with disrespect.” (Beaudoin, 2011)
-One way is to ask students what they think respect means (Zongkui & Hsueh, 2005)
-It must be developmentally appropriately based to foster the development of the two different types of respect from unilateral to mutual
-One way is to use videos to reinforce terms
Respect should be included in the curricula, instructional design, assessments for all ages, and modeled all the time, in and out of the classroom, with students, co-workers and parents
"The classroom can be viewed as a community, composed of shared and exchanged values, whose focus is to nurture the cognitive and social abilities of the child. It is precisely in this type of social environment where mutual respect can be fostered" (Audlley-Piotrowski, Hsueh, & Cohen, 2008, p. 3-4).