TED TALK 7:† Be Concerned for Others
We welcome this
opportunity to promote TED, treating everyone decently in the school to create a
safe and friendly environment.† A
fortnight ago we suggested some ideas on how to get on with others. †Our message this week is to be concerned for
others.† Students sometimes think that
freedom means being able to do anything one wants, wagging school, disrupting
classes, and doing no work. These students often donít develop the habits and
skills needed for employment and may live a lifetime of dependence.† True freedom recognises responsibility and oneís
obligations to others.† Hereís how to be
- Respect Others:† Show sensitivity to the well-being and
property of others.† This means
using manners such as please and thank you, waiting your turn, and
- Be Tolerant:† Accept others the way they are,
regardless of their views.† Accept
others without losing your temper, name calling or hassling even when they
do something stupid or annoying.†
Accept that everyone is different and makes mistakes.
- Meet Your Obligations: Having
rights to a friendly, comfortable school means keeping and playing by the
rules, being reliable and doing your best.
Now, for some
fun, letís have a role play.
Shannon:† Lindsey, please watch where you are
going.† You pushed right in front of me
and knocked by bag.
sorry, Shannon.† Iím pretty distracted today.† Iíve had a fight with my parents.† Please excuse me for not watching where I was
going.† Iíll rejoin the line at the back.†
Shannon:† No worries, Lindsey.† Sorry to hear about the fight with your
parents.† Hope youíve got it sorted out.
free means being concerned and being responsible by meeting your obligations. †Treating everyone decently means you are
treated decently, in turn, and helps to make this school a safe and friendly