EducationWorld is pleased to present this professional development resource shared by Dr. Jane Bluestein, an expert in relationship-building, positive school climate and effective instruction.
Want to know how you’re doing as an educator? Just ask!
Most students love to give teachers feedback, and considering how insightful they can be, it’s really a shame we don’t ask them more often than we do. (You do not need to ask for names to get some good reinforcement for things you’re doing that are working for them or for ideas about ways you can tweak your teaching, changes you can make in your classroom, or choices you might be able to start offering.) The Report Card for My Teacher survey makes it easy.
Sample questions include:
A great activity for parent-teacher conference time, administering this student feedback survey sets a positive tone in the classroom. When a teacher cares enough to ask about what's working, and what s/he could do better, it not only communicates that students are important, but also offers a model of striving for self-improvement.
"Report Card for My Teacher" adapted from Becoming a Win-Win Teacher (2010), by Jane Bluestein, Ph.D. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Publishing.
Also from Dr. Bluestein:
Is Your School Emotionally Safe?
Accommodating Student Sensory Differences
Tips for Positive Teacher-Parent Interaction
The Art of Setting Boundaries
The Beauty of Losing Control, Part 1
The Beauty of Losing Control, Part 2
Stressful Student Experiences: What Not to Do
Copyright © 2013 Education World