Posts Tagged ‘attitude’

For attending classes

25 October 2020

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Matt Bomer, actor (“The sinner”)


Attendance matters!

EXTRACT from lumenlearning dot com

“Eighty percent of success is showing up. —Woody Allen, actor and comedian


By the end of this section, you will be able to:

Explain why regular class attendance class is important
Identify effective listening strategies
Identify effective participation strategies
Compare different note-taking strategies and assess which is most effective for you
Convert notes to study guides
Evaluate different teaching styles and how your personal learning style fit with each
Identify strategies for obtaining content from a class you missed
Why Go to Class?

Students don’t always want to go to class. They may have required classes that they find difficult or don’t enjoy, or they may feel overwhelmed by other commitments or feel tired if they have early morning classes. However, even if instructors allow a certain number of unexcused absences, you should aim to attend every class session. Class attendance enhances class performance in the following ways:

Class participation: If you don’t attend class, you can’t participate in class activities. Class activities are usually part of your final grade, and they can help you apply concepts you learn from lectures and reading assignments.
Class interaction: If you rely on learning on your own (by doing the reading assignments outside of class, for example), you’ll miss out on class discussions with fellow students. Your classmates will often have the same questions as you, so going to class enables you to learn from them and ask your instructor about topics you all find difficult.

Interaction with the instructor: There is a reason why classes are taught by instructors. Instructors specialize in the subjects they teach, and they can provide extra insight and perspective on the material you’re studying. Going to class gives you the chance to take notes and ask questions about the lectures. Also, the more you participate, the more your instructors will come to know you and be aware of any help or support you might need. This will make you feel more comfortable to approach them outside of class if you need advice or are struggling with the course material.

Increased learning: Even though you will typically spend more time on coursework outside of the classroom, this makes class sessions even more valuable. Typically, in-class time will be devoted to the most challenging or key concepts covered in your textbooks. It’s important to know what these are so you can master them—also they’re likely to show up on exams.”






summary – extract 

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Profesor o “coach” (para los bilingües)

18 October 2020

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Linda Evangelista, modelo


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I love this savage, too

11 May 2019

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-published by HuntaRo33 on @imgur-



Advice on attitude in the classroom (Ronald R. Rodgers)

7 April 2019

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I have found some notes on good behaviour surfing on the internet. I was having a look at some texts written by Ronald R. Rodgers Ph.D., Associate Professor in Journalism, University of Florida (USA) when I discovered these lines about classroom rules.


WRITTEN by R. R. Rodgers


“Spring 2017

Dr. Ronald R. Rodgers

Late assignments: No assignment can be late under any circumstances. Work turned in late will not be accepted unless you have a legitimate and documented excuse.

Common courtesy: For heaven’s sake, turn off your cell phone! Please also observe other rules of common courtesy, such as not speaking to your classmates (or yourself) when others are making a presentation, not falling asleep in class, not scrolling the Web, etc.

Be Good: And I have to say this as part of our contract: You need to conduct yourself in a courteous manner both in and out of class when it comes to dealing with fellow students or your instructor. That means any rude, obstructive or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated, and manifestations of same will mean your ouster from the class. I have a zero-tolerance policy on this.” (…) 

-Extract from the website of Ronald R. Rodgers-

Ronald R. Rodgers´ profile



What makes us different is this

27 January 2018

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Two reminders: stuff, attendance and attitude

20 October 2017

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See these 2 reminders on stuff, attendance and attitude linked via ilovePDF_ and @SlideShare (@LinkedIn). Extracts from both documents below:


Documents and stuff for the student

Hoja del Alumno

Normas de asistencia y justificantes

Cuaderno de clase: condiciones


Notebook (cuaderno de clase)

Reminders (recordatorios)

Parallel Papers (trimestrales)


Dictionary of English language (bilingual)

Handouts (fotocopias sueltas)



Vocabulary lists (wordlist)

Verb lists

Password to Aula Virtual


MP3 player for audios






asistencia a clase (6 puntos).-La asistencia a clase es obligatoria. Un alumno que falta a clase pierde lo más importante: la clase. El trabajo del profesor, su explicación y la práctica del alumno, la evaluación, las pruebas, las dudas, la interacción entre los alumnos y el profesor, la interacción entre los alumnos, los ejercicios realizados en clase, las tareas. Esto es lo que de verdad importa.

puntos positivos por asistir a clase activamente.-Cada día que un alumno asiste a clase, trae el material exigible en un centro educativo (libros, cuadernos, bolígrafo, lápiz, diccionario), se comporta de forma correcta y participa activamente recibe un punto positivo por asistencia. En caso contrario, el profesor no premiará su asistencia con un positivo. El total de puntos por este concepto suma 6 puntos por trimestre.

Un trimestre es evaluado de 0 a 100 puntos. En el apartado de ACTITUD se incluye la asistencia y las intervenciones del alumno en el aula


Reading a graded book on Robinson Crusoe aloud

12 March 2012

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(“To Sir, With Love”; Sidney Poitier.-  Director: James Clavell.-1967. In Spain “Rebelión en las aulas”)

I can´t say when he made the decision, who spoke to him or why he started to behave this way but he did. The boy didn´t use to speak English in class, what´s more, he used to talk a lot and show no good manners.

I heard him saying aloud “chapter 5, teacher!” or “what page?”. One feels better after these things.

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