3 Reasons Why You Should Respect Your Teachers

You think you have it tough in school? Try standing in a classroom in front of a bunch of students; who all have different personalities, trying to teach them. Trust me, it’s not as easy as you think.

If you think about it, they have it rough. There’s more to their job than grading papers and giving out tests. They go through a lot on a daily basis and what they do shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Want more reasons why you should respect your teachers? Well keep reading…

1. Your teachers are preparing you for the future – You might not realize it, but teachers are the key to getting an education. They are preparing you for life.

They spend countless  hours preparing lesson plans so that you are able to succeed once you leave the nest. They contribute greatly to your success and if you haven’t thought about that, maybe you should.

2. Your teachers have to put up with you and your classmates – It’s not easy teaching students, especially the ones who tend to act up in class.

It’s tough trying to teach and then having to be interrupted every ten minutes because a student is clowning around or being disrespectful.

Think about how the teacher feels. They go through a lot of stress too and it makes their job that much harder when a student doesn’t want to listen when the teacher is the one who is trying to help them.

3. They care about your future – In all honesty, if your teachers didn’t care about you or your future, they wouldn’t be teachers. Understand that they had to go to college to get a degree in order to do what they do.

Now, if they didn’t care, do you think they would have spent all that money just to teach? You should respect your teachers because they want you to succeed. After all, your generation is our future.

Teachers aren’t out to get you. They do what they do because they enjoy it and they want to help you. Respect your teachers because they are trying to help you and give you the tools you need to succeed in life.


  1. Can u send me every comment or helpful note about respecting our teachers or adults. Thank you.

    • Hi,

      Well, you should respect teachers and adults because they are your elders for one. They have a whole lot of wisdom and they know what they’re talking about. They both help teach people about how to become responsible adults. They pretty much teach you a lot of things you need to know in life and whatever they say or teach you should be taken into consideration.

  2. Ok, well I have 2 teachers who I refuse to respect. One of them treats our class as if we are a group of kindergarteners and always ends up forgetting important things. For example, we were supposed to be working on science fair, but she never actually told us about it, or even handed out any papers until a couple weeks later. Then I have a teacher who is just straight out cruel. She gets pissed off whenever somebody doesnt understand something and sometimes threatens us with physical punishment. Whenever somebody does something she doesnt like, she just immediately gives them detention or suspension without any sort of warning. So, thanks for the article but I think I’ll just stick with my motto “Respect must be earned, not just given out”

    • Hi Ben,

      I do get the “you have to earn respect in order to get it” motto. Some teachers can forget that students have feelings too and they can definitely be hard to work with. If you’re having that much trouble with your teachers then maybe you should speak with your school counselor or principal. I don’t agree with your teacher threatening with physical punishment either. She needs a good talking to. But if you can’t respect them as a person, at least respect what they do. It’s not easy teaching a room full of students.

  3. Christian Parlor says:

    You should respect your teacher because you would want them to respect you,wouldn’t you?

  4. Christian Parlor says:

    Also a quote”respect is for those who deserve it,not for those who demand it.”

  5. Am I the only one that’s annoyed that there are only 3 points on a page that says there are 5.

  6. They have to put up with your CRAP!

  7. can you please send me a short essay on HOW TO RESPECT THE TEACHERS. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  8. I have some problems with my teachers should you help me

  9. My few teacher don’t want me to have a happy life and trouble me all the time so I hate such type of teachers but others I like.

    • That’s unfortunate that your teachers act this way. Teachers aren’t perfect and sometimes they’re still learning as well. If you get too much grief from them, I’d suggest talking to a school counselor or your parents about the situation.

      • Hi
        Scarlet but sometimes its hard for some children to just speak to their school counselors and some children’s find it very hard to also talk to their parents so plz give them an easy way out except for speaking to a school counselor plzzzzzzzzzz

  10. Hi my teacher MaDe us write a three paragraph essay about explaining why its importante to respect your teacher and Her instructions. Can you help me with my essay Plz

    • Pretty sure you’ve turned in your essay by now. Sorry for the major delay, I’ve had some dramatic things going on. If you ever need anymore help let me know.

  11. Hi scarlet can u help me

  12. i need help

  13. My art teacher has gotten the hate out of everyone in my class and the next. even the girls. And she picks on me in my class and 2 boys in the next. Before 1 boy in that class lost it and shouted at her and got in school sunspension. t=Today I lost it and shoutedb at her too. Please help me learn how to respect her.

    • Hi,

      You have to remember that your teacher is there to help you and to prepare you for the future. Teachers have their days too when they get fed up. Not sure what the issue may be with your teacher, but know that shouting at her isn’t going to help the situation. If the issue continues, I would talk to a school counselor. I know it may be difficult to hold in your anger, but you have to try to resist. You may feel that she’s picking on you but in her mind it may be something different. If possible, sit down with your teacher and have a one on one. Talk to her and tell her how you feel. Talking about it helps. Remember that teachers are human beings just like you and they have feelings. They have breaking points just like you. It’s harder for them because they have to hold it in. Try to keep calm, remember she’s your teacher and you’re there to learn and you’ll be fine.

  14. Prerna duggal says:

    Hloo can u plz add more points …u earlier said that there will b 5 ponits but there are 3 only

  15. Thanks for the very help full paragraph it was really help full because I’m a student in 5th grade and my class acted up and we had to write an two paged essay on why u should respect ur teacher so thx wow u did really good u spoke from ur mind thx so much this really helped me

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