RESPECT : RESPECT Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule
Dictionary definition “To have regard for or appreciation of a person’s worth; to honor, to esteem, to be courteous and be considerate to”
Be tolerant of differences Becoming a Respectful Person : Becoming a Respectful Person Show courtesy and be considerate of the feelings of others
Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone
Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements Self Respect : Self Respect Before you can respect others, you need to respect yourself
Acceptance of positive and negative character traits Self Respect : Self Respect Realistic goals to improve problems
An “honoring” of ourselves, involves holding ourselves in
a positive light,
regardless of our mistakes, weaknesses, and problems I respect myself too much to disrespect you : I respect myself too much to disrespect you Think about a famous person, such as a singer, a movie star, or someone else that seems to have a high level of self-respect. Name that person.
Discuss qualities of both famous and infamous stars such as Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson. Who would you like to be? : Who would you like to be? Choose anyone from the past or present
Why did you choose that person?
What qualities do you admire about that person?
Discuss the character traits of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Joan of Arc, Helen Keller & others Where does your value come from? : Where does your value come from? Knowledge, wealth, popularity, clothes, physical strength, famous, possessions, looks, drive an expensive car
Universal principles and virtues
Core value and core hurts
Importance of respecting and understanding other youth and adults Go ahead, I’m listening : Go ahead, I’m listening Listening is a way to show that you care about and respect another person
Listening to another person is the best way to learn about that person
Listening to others is necessary if you want others to listen to you. Often, people will listen better to someone who has been a good listener to them Empathy : Empathy Definition “To empathize means putting ourselves in another person’s place, seeing the world through his or her eyes and standing in his or her shoes.
Empathy is a mental exercise which requires thinking about what it is like to be the other person Empathy : Empathy We can try to imagine what the other person is thinking and feeling and the reasons for his or her behavior The Challenge : The Challenge Over the next 24 hours, keep a list of the number of times you catch yourself talking negatively about someone.
The challenge is to see who has the lowest number of “Put Downs”.
Remember the importance of honesty Generations of Good Character : Generations of Good Character Which of these virtues are elements of being a respectful person?
Add traits according to your own values
Evaluate character traits
Homework: Complete the grandparents’ interview sheet and return to your teacher