Creating A Culture Of Respect Essay

872 Words Nov 15th, 2016 4 Pages
Culture of Respect

According to Linda Inlay, “Creating a culture of respect begins with the internal capacity of teachers and students to be respectful of self and of others” (Inlay). Creating a culture of respect in every classroom, but most importantly in a middle school classroom. Middle schoolers often have a hard time feeling like they belong and are respected. As an educator, the key to building respect is by building a relationship with each and everyone of your students. Once the relationship has been built, then the students will respect you because you took the time to get to know to them as a human being. Linda Inlay talks about how to build a culture of respect in Creating a culture of respect through the implicit curriculum.

Linda Inlay began her first teaching position in Hawaii at a small Catholic school. At the school, she worked with Sr. Joan Madden to come up with a program based on respect. The program is called Ho ‘ala, which is Hawaiian for awakening of the self. When creating a culture of respect, it begins with the individuals and the result would be their behaviors. Ho ‘ala is used to organize the school’s implicit curriculum. Implicit curriculum is the unwritten, unofficial, unintended lessons, and the values students learn. The implicit curriculum in this case would be the culture of respect.

Schools can create a culture of respect by establishing the Four R’s. The Four R’s include; responsibility, respect, resourcefulness, and…

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