9 Simple Rules for Getting Along with Others in School

Copyright © 2010 by Ty Howard. All rights reserved.

With so many schools welcoming new and old students to their campuses this month, it will be no surprise to see – every now and then – both friction and tension amongst students, teachers, administrators and staff. Put people of different races, genders, nationalities, backgrounds, opinions and preferences in the same environment—and conflict or misunderstanding will surely follow. Sometimes it’s the other person’s fault and sometimes it’s our own fault. I know I had a few friction-filled moments when I was in school, and each time I assessed how I could have handled the situation better.

With the start of a new school year, I find it timely to provide you with my “9 Simple Rules for Getting Along With Others in School.”

I challenge you to read them and not find at least four or five areas that you can work on daily.

9 Simple Rules for Getting Along with Others in College

1) Think first of the other person.

2) Accept the fact that people are different.

3) Allow people to start off with a fair shake.

4) Respect the other person’s personal rights, space, and belongings (property).

5) Eliminate negative thoughts and stereotypes.

6) Avoid sarcastic and spiteful behavior.

7) Develop genuine interest in people.

8) Strive to build healthy and rewarding relationships.

9) Treat people the way you want to be treated!


About the Author: Ty Howard is the author of the best-selling book Untie the KnotsTM That Tie Up Your Life: Freeing Yourself from Toxic Habits, Choices, People, and Relationships, and the forthcoming teen character enrichment and empowerment book You Were Born to Be G.R.R.R.R.E.A.T.!!!!TM. He is recognized around the world as a highly sought after consultant and expert on youth enrichment and teen empowerment. Ty teaches young people and the professionals who work with and develop them, how to defeat toxic habits, maintain a positive attitude, and achieve true greatness. With over 21 dedicated years as a Dynamic Professional Speaker for Youth & Teens, Ty has a proven track record for delivering inspiring and engaging programs that bring forth immediate positive change, desired outcomes, and real-life results.

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