Rosalyn Norbury has been a qualified teacher for five years, teaching secondary drama to 11-16 year old girls at Levenshulme High School in Manchester. Prior to teaching, her career was focussed on various theatre and arts projects in and around Manchester.
I think most people who work as teachers would agree with the importance of having high expectations of your pupils. And similarly, how important it is to model these expectations, and strive to do so, most of the time. I'm sure that again, for most teachers, it comes naturally to model good behaviours; positive attitudes and respect. After all, why should we expect this from our students if we ourselves are lacking in traits that are so fundamental to healthy human interactions?