How come students are not allowed to call a teacher by their first name? How did it become a decision that it is a total insult?
- babyboomer1001Lv 73 weeks ago
It is disrespectful. You - a student is NOT on par with their teacher. You are the student and your teacher is teaching you, who is in a position of authority. That is why you owe the teacher respect.
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
Different schools have different rules, and even within a school, different teachers may allow the higher grades to address them by their first name.
But in general it's always safer to address a teacher as Mr, Mrs, Miss or Ms Smith until they tell you different. Using the first name of someone demonstrably your senior can seem very rude.
- Mark IXLv 71 month ago
Your teachers deserve respect, you show that respect by using an honorific.