ok so here's the deal. you'd have to be dumb to disrespect a principal. but if a teacher fails to engage their students, the students will talk while the teacher is talking, and get scolded, and not care. something i was troubled to find out was that some 5th period students had been unplugging an older teacher's cords to her projection thingy and she didn't know where they went so she had to teach without them. that angered me. so there isn't too much respect....
not in all, but like i said before, most students have senses of right and wrong and they know when it's cruel to do something to someone, so it doesn't really happen. (yet again i didn't see bullying once in this school for a whole year). another thing i've picked up on is that a lot of people act tough and/or like they have no chill to try and be noticed. i accidentally flipped off a teacher during lunch and it was very awkward, but i laughed it off, and she ended up too. so people don't always show the caring sides of them, but it's there.
some of the students are just kinda uncontrolled and that's not the teachers' faults, it's just how they are. people do realize when it's ok and not ok to do something, most people here are mature and have good common sense. most of the students here (definitely not all) have a good sense of right and wrong built into them, whether from their parents, church, elementary school, or wherever. it's kinda already built in, there's not much to develop.
We have not been very impressed with the teachimg staff at Larsen. Personally, I feel that most are there just to collect a paycheck and don't really care about the kids. When teachers yell 'shut up' to a class, it doesn't send a message of professionalism either. Standards are quite low. When your child can bump up his grade by bringing in a box of kleenex, it says a lot. Principal not in tune either.