Commit to Character: Respect

The SCDSB’s 10 values are a key part of our commitment to character education. We refer to our values as our character attributes. Each month our schools recognize and celebrate a different attribute. This month on the blog, we are highlighting ‘respect’.

Respect: We treat ourselves, others and the environment with consideration and dignity


Some examples of how we can show respect are:

  • listening to others when they are speaking
  • not making fun of others
  • value the opinions of other people
  • don’t mock or tease
  • be sensitive to the feelings of others
  • show interest and appreciation for everyone and their ideas

Some ways that students in our schools learn about and develop respect include:

  • having students work in groups to create collections of examples noting what respect looks like, feels like and sounds like
  • having students research the word respect in other languages and find out ways that respect is demonstrated in other cultures

“There is a longing among all people to have a sense of purpose and worth. To satisfy that common longing, we must respect each other.” – Chief Dan George

Learn more about character education in the SCDSB. 

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