Lessons in the "etiquette" Category

School Etiquette

Today, let’s talk about school etiquette. It is a hot topic in some schools currently. School etiquette is about students social behaviour in school, especially in the classroom. With the new school term having started, students in some schools have been sent home for wearing the wrong sort of school uniform.

In Norfolk, England, one new headmaster is asking parents to make sure their children are in bed every night by 9pm and up by 6.30am. Students have also been told that their mobiles will be confiscated for up to four months, if they use them in class. If a student is feeling sick, a bucket will be provided for them to vomit into. The idea of this strict regime is to improve standards in the school in question, and to ultimately improve exam results.

Student Uniforms

Today, let’s talk about student uniforms - what students wear to school, college or university. Depending on the country you live in and its habits may determine whether students wear a uniform or not.

In Britain schoolchildren wear a uniform to school. It installs a form of discipline in them that is valuable in later life. If a girl wears a skirt that is too high on the hemline or too tight a pair of trousers she will be sent home to solve the issue. Come in with a funny haircut and a student will be pulled out of the class, reprimanded and sent home. In Britain students do not wear uniforms to college or university.

Bad Office Etiquette – part 2

Today, we are going to be looking at more bad office etiquette. For example, bad language is often used at work. It shouldn’t be. Whilst some is probably ok, endless swearing is not ok!

Boasting to others how much you earn is another big no-no. Perhaps it’s better to be a bit coy. Bragging about your salary to someone who you then discover actually earns more than you might make you look like a fool! That person, if earning less, might then resent you. Simply by buying your round of coffees might signal your earning power in a more subtle way – right?

Bad Office Etiquette – part 1

Today, let’s talk about bad office etiquette. We’ll discuss many things; including checking your phone while talking to a colleague to not buying a round of coffees… It’s incredible just how many bosses check their emails while talking to their staff. Does yours? It’s bad manners, but everyone does it!

Bad behaviour at work is rife! Nobody likes to admit bad behaviour and we probably do it without thinking. Many of us have bad electronic manners. Some people might steal other people’s ideas.

534 School detentions in three days!

School detentions recently hit the news headlines in Britain when one headmistress handed out an amazing 534 detentions in three days! Following complaints by some parents of the City of Ely Community College in Cambridgeshire the story made the news in Britain. The detentions follow the headmistress’s introduction of a ‘zero tolerance policy’ to improve the standards in her school.

Catherine Jenkinson-Dix won the support of many parents after deciding to punish the misdemeanours including chewing gum, eating between lessons, smoking, carrying mobile phones, applying excessive make-up and insubordination.

A strict uniform policy was also announced under which individualistic touches such as odd socks or wearing hoodies in class would be banned. Anyone breaking the rules would be sent immediately to the school hall for five hours where they would have to read a booklet about good behaviour.

Category: Education / Students / Detention

Etiquette lessons for students

Students are to be given etiquette lessons from next term at a school in Wales. The reason is that teaching staff are so fed up with the demise of good etiquette they have decided to place politeness on the curriculum for all children. Thus from next term pupils at Llandovery College in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales will receive etiquette lessons in class.

The idea is based upon the TV programme ‘Ladette to Lady’; a former TV reality show in the UK and Australia that taught wayward girls good manners. It is about to be mirrored by the school in Wales. Students will be taught lessons in good manners. This includes how to hold cutlery in restaurants and holding doors open for females.

Llandovery College warden Ian Hunt wants to drive home the message that ‘manners maketh man or woman.’ “Teachers at the college will be teaching good manners, which will equip our students for the outside world. From holding doors open for fellow students to understanding the importance of an RSVP, we hope our programme puts old fashioned manners into a modern context,” he said.

Category: Teaching / Etiquette / Wales

Mind your manners guys on your first date

Going on a date tonight? Be it your first or fifth date most people would want to make a good impression. Wouldn’t you?

A recent survey published in Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper said clicking your fingers at a waiter on a first date is faux pas. It was voted the rudest, attention-grabbing gesture - beating even drowning a dish in salt before even tasting it or getting drunk at the table. Other inappropriate acts which will insure the first date is the only date were licking the plate clean, burping & picking teeth with fingers.

The poll of 3,000 people was conducted by internet market research company www.onepoll.com. “There are basic rules of etiquette which should be adhered to when eating out – and they’re not hard to remember,” a spokesman said adding, “The majority of respondents only expect basic good manners from their dining companions – so burping, coughing, breaking wind and obscenities are definitely off the menu.” These are the manners of a pig.

Category: Lifestyle / Etiquette / Dating

British Headmaster sends pupils home who fail to stand when he enters the classroom

A British Headmaster in Cheshire recently sparked a ‘respect’ row by sending home pupils who failed to stand up when he entered the classroom – Britain’s Daily Mail recently reported. Kevin Harrison, 55, is the Headmaster (or in these politically correct times Headteacher) of the 900-pupil Macclesfield High School in Cheshire, northwest England.

Mr Harrison believes children should immediately rise when he comes into a room because it helps increase ‘pride and educational standards’. However, he has been accused by some parents of being heavy handed. The ‘standing rule’ in Macclesfield High was dropped two years ago. Earlier this year on becoming headteacher at the school he revived it.