Just as your state of presence affects your classroom environment and vice versa, it is important to note that your classroom presence is also affected by what happens outside of the classroom. We all have times in our lives in which education is more difficult due to circumstances outside the learning environment. Likewise, we may add difficulty to our lives outside the classroom, because of what is happening inside the classroom.
When you engage in classroom situations, of course, you are a student. However, your life extends well beyond this singular role. Maintaining awareness of your state of presence in all endeavors can help you succeed in the classroom.
What has brought you here – to this moment?
How do you let what happens outside the classroom influence your state of presence in the classroom? How do you let what happens in the classroom affect your state of presence outside of the classroom?