I can now look at my results from my end of the year survey that I gave to all of my students.
Averages for the Likert Scale-type questions:
I think that Ms. Walczak…
- Respects each student: 4.77
- Uses language that we can all understand: 4.31
- Tries to see the student’s point of view: 4.26
- Does a good job of treating all students the same: 4.66
- Explains topics clearly: 4.06
- Seems to enjoy teaching: 4.48
- Shows interest in students’ lives: 4.15
- Makes me feel important: 4.32
- Keeps the class under control without being too tough: 4.49
- Has a good pace (not too fast or too slow): 3.98
- Answers questions completely: 4
- Praises good work: 4.58
- Grades fairly: 4.77
- Encourages me to be responsible: 4.57
- Gives test that reflect the material in the unit: 4.74
So I’m pretty happy with these results! Here’s what I get out of it:
- Students see me as on their side and overall I’m assessing them well
- I can still do better at everything here
- The lowest (has good pace) I agree with so much. Now that I know the courses much better, I think this will improve, but getting my unit pacing better is one of my summer projects
- The next lowest (answers questions completely and explains topics clearly) will also improve as I teach the content more, but I think it will especially improve when I have everything planned out more than a few days in advance. I laughed at the answering questions one because one of my complaints from students was that I answer questions with questions a lot, but better questioning and more clarity is a goal of mine (and probably will be forever).
- My highest (respects each student and grades fairly) make me so happy. I really tried with these this year. I had some very disrespectful students this year and tried to always keep my calm and be fair and respectful and I am glad that my students saw this. I also was grading differently for some of my classes, and I am glad that the students saw that it was good.
Les remarques des étudiants confirment mes sentiments de cette année.