Comportment Rubric


Participation in class is more than physical presence. It means making a meaningful contribution to discussions and course activities. Satisfactory class participation and cooperation is defined as being present with all required class materials, answering questions, offering constructive opinions, and generally cooperating with the teacher and other students in the class. Those students who have difficulty in any of these areas should see me and we will work together to help you master these skills and contribute to the class.


To practice reflective thinking, you must take the risk of sharing your views and interpretations and receive feedback from others regarding the soundness of those views and interpretations. We construct knowledge and learn from each other, and if you don’t speak, others don’t learn from you [and vice versa.] The evaluation of your class participation is based on what can be demonstrated and observed in the classroom—you need to SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW!



Self-Evaluation Criteria

Frequently 3

Sometimes 2

Rarely 1

Never 0

1. I am prompt and have regular

attendance in class.









2. I am prepared for class with

assignments, notes, and other

required class materials.













3. I read assigned, underline important passages/make notes in the margins, and bring them to class.





4. I am an active and regular

participant in all types of class

discussions and activities.













5. I listen respectfully when

others talk, both in class and

in group.













6. I initiate questions in class.





7. I build on and relate to points made by other students

or by the teacher.













8. My comments add important

facts and perspectives or present outside information that reflects additional research that I have

done which goes beyond the required assignment.





9. I am never inattentive or rude in the class.









10. I am not overly sensitive, and can take constructive criticism and learn from it.























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