I Can Show Respect

Everyday and at an Assembly

Jackie Robinson Quote on Respect

Answer the following questions and add your own:

Who was Jackie Robinson?

What kind of examples of disrespect do you think he experienced?

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School-Wide Data on Respectful Behavior

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Respect Activity

  • Activity: Cultural examples of respect (standing when a woman leaves/arrives at table, holding doors open for those behind you, removing a hat when you enter the building, arriving on time to a play or perfomance. We have all seen examples of giving respect in our culture.
  • What examples of giving respect have you seen? Why do people show these signs of respect?

Why Would a Student Need to Know the Skill of Showing Respect?

Make connections to life beyond school, i.e., the workplace, home, higher education, etc.

  • Discussion: Showing respect is a lifelong skill. Just like the signs of respect we show at home, in the community and at jobs, signs of respect are necessary at school.
  • Students show respect numerous times throughout the day at school. Sometimes students show respect to help them communicate well and get the things they want and need. Sometimes students show respect to keep themselves out of trouble.

Assembly Schedule for Friday

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Friday Assembly Information

Our guest speakers for our school-wide assembly on Friday will be:

Musial Moment: The focus is on inspiring sportsmanship everyday.

CHADS: Will share information regarding Olweus.

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Assembly Expectations

Review the following Expectation about Showing Respect in an Assembly

Showing Respect in an Assembly

  • Keep hands, feet and objects to self
  • Listen attentively to the designated speaker
  • Use appropriate volume and tone with my voice
  • Use positive words and body language
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Scenarios About Respect


· Read or act out the scenarios below and have students identify whether the behaviors are examples, “almost there” or non-examples.

· Whenever possible teachers can/should make a connection to their curricular area such as ties to a character from literature, current events (when appropriate), famous quotations, or to a content area (e.g., safety in industrial technology or science lab, plagiarism in any academic content area, etc.).

Have students create a scenario related to behavior in an assembly.


  1. The teacher is teaching the math lesson and Alex is busy cleaning out his binder.
  2. The teacher is giving directions for the book report due the next week, and Sandy is facing the teacher with her hands and feet to herself, writing down notes from the teacher’s directions.
  3. The teacher asks Jonathan to move into the walk zone and he says, “Okay!” in a loud and angry tone.
  4. Amanda chooses to sit near her best friend, Katie during the assembly. She wants to ask Katie if John asked her out, even though she knows she should be giving the speaker her undivided attention.
  5. The teacher asks Sam to move to the safe seat because he is drumming on the desk with his pencil and dancing in his seat while the teacher is talking. Instead of getting up and going to the safe seat, Sam yells out, “Jacob was doing it, too. You aren’t sending him to the safe seat!”
6. The cafeteria supervisor asks for students to begin cleaning up and getting ready for dismissal from the cafeteria. Aaron stops talking, gathers his trash and wipes

the table where he is sitting. He turns to face the cafeteria supervisor and waits for further instructions.