Oct 10, 2008

The Respect Song - Free Character Education Song

The Respect Song is an original song that was created about 2 years ago. I was playing around on my acoustic guitar after teaching one day, using the same four chords that I always use, and I stumbled across a really catchy melody and chorus. After that, the verse lyrics came pretty easy when thinking about how I want my classroom to function. I took my music recording device into school the next day, taught my students the lyrics, and recorded my 3rd grade class singing along with me.

If you can create a classroom environment with 3 general objectives, your students will be successful and you as the teacher will be stress free. The Respect Song will teach students these three objectives in a fun way that they will remember and that they will be singing over and over again.
  • Respect Yourself
  • Respect Others
  • Respect The School

6 comments:

Nancy said...

This is a very inspiring site. I think it would be a great idea to play a character ed song over the school speaker system to help set the tone for the day. Ex., for the month you teach the character trait 'respect" play the song-kids love this sort of thing.

Character Education said...

well Gr8 Idea, i have so many people doing activities for character education, like organizing meetings, doing functions, but this song is very inspiring and a very good site you have.

Anonymous said...

My 7 year old son would like to learn how to play this on the guitar. Could you please tell me what four chords were used? thank you.

axis translation said...

The Respect Song is an original song that was created about 2 years ago. I was playing around on my acoustic guitar after teaching one day,

Mel and Tyler said...

I just came across your blog and would love to hear "The Respect Song" however, the link says the page is no longer available. Is there still a way to hear it?
Thank you so much.

Mark Luchauer said...

Here is the new link: http://havefunteaching.com/songs/character-songs/respect-song/