I always learn a lot from the anonymous end-of-semester evaluations I have students complete (see Best Posts On Students Evaluating Classes (And Teachers)) and always make the results public. The “making them public part can sometime lead to interesting situations, like last year’s Washington Post headline Teacher asks students to grade him. One wrote: ‘I give Mr. Ferlazzo an A at being annoying.’
This semester, I’m focusing on having students evaluate our distance learning time.
I haven’t yet created the form for my ELL Newcomers class, which I teach live everyday, but I have done the one for my IB Theory of Knowledge classes. I’ll share the results in a week-or-two.
Here are the questions I’m asking (I’m using Google Forms):
What did you gain/learn – if anything – from this class during seven weeks of distance learning?
What do you think Mr. Ferlazzo could have done differently to help you gain/learn more from this class during seven weeks of distance learning?
What did Mr. Ferlazzo do – if anything – that helped you feel supported during these seven weeks?
What more could Mr. Ferlazzo have done to help you feel supported during these seven weeks?
What grade would you give Mr. Ferlazzo as a teacher during these past seven weeks?
Would you like to attend a short video conference call where we all get together to touch base, play pictionary, and say good-bye?
What do you think I should have added?