How do you teach respect? My 2nd graders are disrespectful. That is 98% of them. The degrees vary however. You have some that don't look at you when you are teaching, turning around bothering others, playing with things in their desk, and talking to someone next to them. I could deal with it if it was only 1 or 2 or even 3 students displaying this behavior but I am having to stop teaching every 30 seconds (not exaggerating) to make sure students are paying attention. I'm tired of "lecturing" them. I've come to a point where I think the word respect needs to be taught but how do you teach it, especially when they aren't being taught it at home!