Fully Engaged in the Learning Process

Students demonstrate full engagement in their learning by:

  • being organized
  • coming to class prepared
  • attending all classes
  • being punctual
  • being attentive
  • participating in class
  • taking good notes
  • asking for help
  • completing all assignments
  • establishing a study routine
  • using a planner or calendar
  • taking care of themselves (e.g., good diet, adequate sleep, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle)
Key Beliefs:

I will be a better student if I act on the following beliefs:

  • I will do better in school and life if I become engaged sincerely and fully in the learning process. 
  • I can put into practice the necessary organizational strategies to be engaged in the learning process.

There are 13 things you can do to demonstrate your engagement and assure your success. I will:

  1. be organized 
  2. come to class prepared 
  3. attend all classes 
  4. be punctual in coming to class and complete my assignment. 
  5. pay attention 
  6. remember and follow the teacher’s directions. 
  7. participate in class by speaking up and doing what I’m asked to do. 
  8. take good notes that will help me study later 
  9. ask for help when I need it. 
  10. complete my assignments promptly and without procrastination. 
  11. set and follow a study routine that works for me. 
  12. keep track of my responsibilities by using a planner or calendar 
  13. take good care of myself by eating nutritious foods, getting adequate sleep, exercising, and avoiding all unhealthy substances.

Reflect on how the presence or absence of each of the 13 ways of showing engagement is likely to affect your success or reputation.


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Teens today are forty percent less empathetic than they were thirty years ago. Why is a lack of empathy—which goes hand-in-hand with the self-absorption epidemic Dr. Michele Borba calls the Selfie Syndrome—so dangerous? First, it hurts kids’ academic performance and leads to bullying behaviors. Also, it correlates with more cheating and less resilience. And once children grow up, a lack of empathy hampers their ability to collaborate, innovate, and problem-solve—all must-have skills for the global economy.

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