Obedience is doing what is asked of you the first time, completely, joyfully, and without complaint. It is important to learn obedience and respect for people in authority positions (i.e. parents, teachers, police officers, etc.)
Obeying your parents and teachers is one of the most difficult things to do. This is a time that you want to spread your wings and do things on your own. You want your independence. Yet there is still a level of needing your parents and teachers to guide you through this time, and there is still so much you can learn from them while you're still a kid.
There are many ways you can show obedience. If your parent tells you to brush your teeth, you do so immediately without whining. If your teacher assigns homework, you turn it in the next day completed. If you're told to stop doing something, you do it without explanation or trying to draw attention to others doing things they shouldn't.
Tips for being obedient:
Listen. One of the easiest ways to learn is to listen. It's hard to obey when you don't actually hear what your parents or teachers tell you. You'd be amazed at what you'll hear when you take time to actually listen when they are talking.
Show respect. You may not agree with them, but obedience walks hand-in-hand with respect. You can ask questions to clarify what or why, but you must do so respectfully. If you are disrespectful, it will place a wall between them and you, and they will not be able to clearly hear anything you are saying.
More tips for being obedient:
Have patience. It's easy to overreact when you disagree with your parents or teachers. Remember that they are human, and they sometimes do make mistakes. Have patience in times they don't get it quite right, and learn as much from their mistakes as you do from their lessons and advice.
Communicate. Communication is key to fostering a good relationship with your parents and teachers. A lot of obedience comes from communicating. If you don't understand something, communicate that. If you had something that stopped you from doing your homework, inform your teacher of that and the circumstances. Being open with your parents or teachers is a great way to build a relationship based on trust and understanding.