How to Respect and Appreciate Teachers – Respect and respect for fellow human beings is something that must be done. The fellow humans in question are all humans around us regardless of gender, age, status, to the position they hold. Even if it’s a beggar or a busker, we also have to respect and appreciate it.
Manners of respecting and appreciating fellow human beings have actually been taught by families and schools. If at school, usually this is taught by the teacher. Then, if the teacher teaches these good manners, how will our behavior towards them be? Do you also have to respect and appreciate it?
The answer is of course yes, even have to! Teachers as our second parents at school are obliged to be respected and valued, no matter how small their actions are. So, here’s a way to honor and respect teachers that must be taught to the younger generation so that the culture of politeness in the Indonesian nation doesn’t just fade away.
How to Respect and Appreciate Teachers in Schools
According to KBBI (Big Indonesian Dictionary), respect means paying respect to someone. The form of respect is to acknowledge and obey the rules put forward by that person. Usually, this respectful behavior is given by someone who is younger to someone who is older.
Meanwhile, appreciating is also almost the same as respecting, that is, both don’t look down on other people.
When at school, we as students are obliged to respect teachers who have taught science. Even if the teacher is not in charge of our class, it is still mandatory to be respected.
So, here’s a way to respect teachers at school, which of course you can practice.
1. Greet when you meet
When schools meet face to face, we will often meet teachers, be it in the corridors or even in the cafeteria. So, when we meet them, we as students are obliged to greet them, for example saying good morning or good afternoon. Even when the teacher has finished teaching, we should also say thank you. When meeting outside the school is also required to greet.
The behavior of greeting has actually become part of the polite culture of the Indonesian people, but over time, this culture has slowly faded away. Therefore, as the future generation of the Indonesian nation, we must maintain this culture.
2. Listening when the teacher explains the subject matter
The second way to respect and appreciate the teacher is to listen carefully when the teacher explains the subject matter. Even if we don’t like the subject, we still have to listen to His explanation. Who knows, that way, slowly we can actually understand the material.
When listening to this, we also don’t chat with our seatmates, or even fall asleep. This clearly shows that we do not appreciate the efforts of teachers who have explained many things.
3. Obey the Teacher’s Command
Next is obeying the teacher’s orders, including orders to do practice questions on the class blackboard. It’s a bit annoying if the teacher tells us to come to the front of the class to do practice questions, because we don’t understand how to do it.
However, do you know the reason why the teacher gave the order? Namely indirectly want to teach his students to be a brave figure. If you find that you can’t do the problem, that’s okay, it’s better to try even if it’s wrong. The teacher, of course, will not be angry if you are wrong in answering the practice questions.
4. Do the Tasks Given
Did you know that simple things like doing assignments, be it schoolwork or homework, have become a form of respect and respect for teachers. If you and your friends are diligent in doing the assignments that have been given, then of course your teacher will be happy because he will feel respected as a teaching staff.
5. Say Thank You
The true teacher is a person who is credited with teaching us knowledge. Therefore, we must always say thank you for all the knowledge, attention, and affection that has been given.
Usually, thanks are delivered together when the lesson is over and led by the class leader.
6. Not Interrupting the Teacher’s Talk
When the teacher is explaining the subject matter in class, don’t ever interrupt or interrupt the conversation …
If you want to ask or say something, wait until He finishes explaining. After that, raise your hand and after being asked to speak, state what you want to say.
7. Be Gentle
A good teacher is one who provides education and teaching to his students. The teaching in question is in the form of attention and affection as if you were his child.
Then, how to be gentle to the teacher? Namely by not speaking harshly, not yelling at the teacher, and speaking in a gentle voice and intonation.
In Islam, it turns out that this behavior has been stated in the Al-Quran surah Al-Isra’ verse 23, which reads:
۞ وَقَضٰى رَبُّكَ اَلَّا تَعْبُدُوْٓا اِلَّآ اِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ اِحْسٰنًاۗ اِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِنْدَكَ الْكِبَرَ اَحَدُهُمَآ اَوْ كِلٰهُمَا فَلَا تَقُلْ لَّهُمَآ اُفٍّ وَّلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُلْ لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيْمًا
“ And your Lord has commanded you not to worship other than Him and to do good to your parents. If one of the two or both reaches an advanced age under your care, then in no case do you say to both of them the word ” ah ” and do not yell at both of them, and say good words to both of them.” (QS Al-Isra’, verse 23)
8. Listening to Teacher’s Advice
Teachers are like our second parents at school, so it’s only natural that they always give advice and directions so that our path in life is always straight. When He gives advice, listen carefully and consider it carefully.
Do not occasionally argue with his advice because it is a behavior that is not commendable. As long as the advice does not violate social norms and religious norms, then obey and respect the advice that has been given.
9. Always Ask for Prayers, Suggestions, and Directions
For example, we are in grade 12 high school and want to continue our further education with college, but are confused about what major is right for us. Well, you can ask your teacher for advice and directions, usually a Counseling Guidance teacher. Listen to the suggestions and directions, then reconsider.
For Counseling Guidance teachers, if there are students who want to consult on majors issues at the continuing education level, it’s best to give good advice. Don’t underestimate their efforts to go to college, in any major.
10. Always Ask For Permission When You Have Urgent Needs
During the learning process, it is common for students to have an urgent need, for example, to go to the bathroom. So, before going out and heading to the toilet, it’s best to ask permission first from your teacher.
It’s impolite if you just walk out, it’s the same as not respecting and appreciating your teacher’s existence.