1) If the Very Important Teacher From Britian Who's Worked With the Globe Theatre ever asks you to share any facts you might know about Shakespeare, say something no more thoughtful than, "uh... born in England?" or you will be asked why you bothered to come if you already know everything forgodssake.
2) The teacher is likely to tell you it is ACTing, not thinking... blinking... snorkeling... especially not thinking.
3) While noting Shaksepearean scansion, the five beats of a line should be counted on five fingers - pinky first, thumb last, last, last, while saying "ti-tum" on every beat. No, I said "ti-tum". Say it again. No. You still haven't got it.
4) Teacher may ask you to perform emotional recall while claiming this is NOT Method Acting, forgodssake (similar to George W. Bush saying "four more years of peace").
5) Know that it's possible Stanislavsky frightens the English.
6) Read Shakespeare aloud with your tongue stuck on your lower lip, because Teacher says public humiliation is good for you, and this classroom exercise will perk up Teacher no end.
7) It is possible that Teacher's need to humiliate each and every student has nothing to do with the educational process and everything to do with a little voice in side Teacher's head that says, "That'll show mother."
8) Teacher may hear a tightening in your throat which will be completely imperceptable to you. This will indicate to teacher that you are a SELfish actor who never gives ANYthing to an audience. When this happens, simply stop breathing and smile, because if your throat wasn't tight before, it is tight now, forgodssake.
9) ... and note-taking. Stop taking notes.
10) Did I hear you thinking, forgodssake?