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    There's this new thing in my school where we get graded on our attitude to learning by our teachers for each subject. You get 'outstanding' , 'good' , 'satisfactory' , 'unsatisfactory' and 'cause for concern'. I usually get 'satisfactory' and 'good'. We get graded depending on things like how much we participate and enthusiasm I think. Some people say your attitude to learning is equally as important as your grades and that there's no point having really good grades when your attitude to learning is rubbish. What do you think?
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    (Original post by Nadine_08)
    There's this new thing in my school where we get graded on our attitude to learning by our teachers for each subject. You get 'outstanding' , 'good' , 'satisfactory' , 'unsatisfactory' and 'cause for concern'. I usually get 'satisfactory' and 'good'. We get graded depending on things like how much we participate and enthusiasm I think. Some people say your attitude to learning is equally as important as your grades and that there's no point having really good grades when your attitude to learning is rubbish. What do you think?
    It's teacher code for behaviour. If you are messing around, you won't learn and you'll stop others from doing so. Quite important, in my view. Your 'attitude to learning' is a large part of what will make up your references for universities and jobs. If universities and employers see your attitude is poor, they will go instead for someone whose attitude is better.
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    It's teacher code for behaviour. If you are messing around, you won't learn and you'll stop others from doing so. Quite important, in my view. Your 'attitude to learning' is a large part of what will make up your references for universities and jobs. If universities and employers see your attitude is poor, they will go instead for someone whose attitude is better.
    But what about those who don't mess around and get on with the work but don't put up their hand and contribute?
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    (Original post by Nadine_08)
    But what about those who don't mess around and get on with the work but don't put up their hand and contribute?
    It's a signal that maybe they should contribute more to get more out of it. These grades a very blunt instruments and struggle to cover all possibilities, as you would see if you had ever tried to apply them to a very mixed bunch of people in one class.
 
 
 
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