Being a Good Classmate
What Does a Good Classmate Do?
- Realizes that everyone needs to pull in the same direction
- Follows class rules so that no one’s energy is sapped worrying about discipline issues.
- Listens intently when anyone in the class – particularly the teacher – is talking. BE A GOOD LISTENER.
- Takes direction from teacher without questioning it in class. Follows up with the teacher afterwards about any concerns.
- Is a positive social presence in the room immediately before and after class.
- Doesn’t do anything that separates himself from the group
- Does not draw attention to himself
- Subordinates his needs for the good of the class.
- Does not talk about himself and his performance good or bad in front of his classmates.
- Keeps his composure during class so as not to make the entire group have to react to his emotional thermometer.
- Makes the class about the group’s learning experience not about his performance
- Makes his effort about improving his classmates, not himself.
- Works hard on his studies as an example to others, not simply as a way to improve his own grades.
- Picks up a classmate when he does poorly on an assessment.
- Is genuinely happy when his classmates do well.
- Realizes that the more positive energy he puts out toward others, the more he’ll get in return.
- Takes responsibility for his poor performance
- Proactively seeks out his teacher when things are not going well.