Nothing matters more than HOW you show up.
You can certainly use your state of presence as a means of performance. You can try to charm and fool others into believing you are present when you are not, and you can mislead people with the state of presence you project. But, the one person you can not fool with your presence is you. You know when you are present and you know when you are not present.
You can have great teachers, you can have interesting material, but if you don’t have a positive presence in the classroom, your leaning suffers. Learning is not something we do “on the side”, while we show up with partial presence. Learning only happens when the mind, body and spirit are present enough in the moment to learn.
Who is responsible for your state of presence in the classroom?