The Correct Thing - School|
(in polite society)
Florence Hall - Author
D. Martin - editor
It IS the correct thing ...|
To remember that you are being educated for your own benefit and if you refuse to learn, you are cheating yourself out of an education.
To treat your teachers with respect, bidding them good morning, and at the close of the school, good afternoon.
To behave with as much politeness at school as you would at home or elsewhere.
To spare your teacher, who has many things to tire their head, unnecessary noise.
To be loyal to your school and to try to make it the best school possible.
To remember that learning has its pleasures and that school days should be happy days. A sensible boy or girl will try to enjoy school life, and to make it pleasant for fellow classmates.
It IS NOT the correct thing ...
To slam desks or thump down books, rejoicing in noise like a young savage.
To regard your lessons as poisonous drugs which your teachers are trying to force down your throat.
To fail to greet your teachers courteously on arriving at school and on leaving it.
To answer back or be saucy.
To try to show your teacher that you know more than he or she does. It is not likely that you do.
To forget that you have been placed under your teacher's guardianship by your parents - hence they act by authority from your father and mother.