Teaching Tips Corner: Tips from the AEJMC Teaching Committee Student Attendance: Being Present for the Teaching Moment

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The article offers tips on the enforcement of student attendance in every classroom environment in case of the absence of an attendance policy. The author argues between the importance of student attendance and student absences whether excused or unexcused as student attendance falls an important part in student learning. The author suggests creative ways to monitor attendance without being noticed by students which apply the use of index cards and assignment of daily tasks.