Back to School Etiquette | Etiquette for Children & Teens


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It’s back to school time!

Whether you are a senior in college or a kindergartener just starting out, the rules for manners and etiquette in school are the same. And surprise–they continue into your adulthood at work and in other parts of your life.

Mannerly behavior is set into place for several reasons: to give you and those around you a more pleasant experience, and to help maintain civility throughout the day.

You are in school to learn. It is a right and a privilege for all children to attend school, and one person should not interrupt that right for anyone else through their behavioral choices. Both the teachers and the other students need everyone’s cooperation to make the learning experience a great one.

Quick tips for classroom etiquette:

  • Arrive on time and be timely throughout the day
  • Don’t talk back or use inappropriate tone of voice
  • Don’t sass or use sarcasm when responding to teachers, administrators or fellow students
  • Do not disrupt the class
  • Do not be noisy
  • Cooperate with school officials and the other students
  • Do not lie
  • Pay attention to the teacher and do what they ask you to do
  • Don’t talk while the teacher is talking
  • Don’t steal or take anything from anyone else
  • Don’t fight, pull, push or shove anyone
  • Pick up after yourself. It is up to everyone to keep the school tidy.

Meredith Sweetpea loves school…do you?

Send us your tips!

I’m sure there are plenty of teachers who have advice they can offer as well. Whether you are a student or a teacher, please write and tell us your suggestions for classroom manners.

–See illustrated and other teaching charts at Teacher’s Paradise.

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