Cathryn Lokey Posted almost 2 years ago As a teacher, what kind of attitude would be desirable? You are working withing a system that is very fixed. Teenagers appreciate HONESTY. Be very "straight-up" with them. It is ok to tell them that you do not agree with everything that you have to put them through. But explain to them that we have to learn to operate effectively in the societies of which we are a part. We have to play by the rules and if we don't agree with those rules, find a way to get them changed. Look very closely at where you might be able to do that yourself. (Example is the greatest teacher.) Carefully consider where you have some control over the situation and where you don't. Teach your students to do the same. Recognize that sometimes change and progress takes time. Most important: Be open and honest with them. Good luck!