While it may seem like common sense, speaking in respectful tones in your introduction is key. That initial tone as you welcome students is their first impression of you as a teacher and person. Continue to remain courteous and positive when speaking to students, administration, other teachers, staff and classroom visitors. While being polite to your students is important, maintaining the same respectful tone to anyone inside or out of your classroom is also imperative. It lets the students know you respect others and sets an example for them with their peers and classroom visitors.