Saturday, November 12, 2011

Week 3 Response to Marc

Excellent point about evaluation. I never did much of it in the past, but since I have been in this EMDT program I see the benefits. When I first started teaching, I used to give a survey at the end of the year, but much like Jennifer, even junior high students do not give much productive criticism. "You're a great teacher and you are funny" do not really tell me much! However, I really like the idea of giving your Week 5 evaluation in a timely fashion so that you can make modifications before there are problems. I hope to make this modification to my teaching. Thanks for the insight.
November 12, 2011 2:21 PM

MAC Wk #3: Reaction to Reading
I have found that "The Art of Possibility" has been an interesting read and also a fast one.
This week I enjoyed hearing about the 'White Sheets" the author would give to the orchestra as a way for them to critique him and also communicate their needs. I found this part of the book to directly relate to the ADDIE model we have studied through the EMDT program. I have always put value into the evaluation and and have began to use this method in my class as well. During the year when the students are given progress reports or final quarterly grades, I allow them to also grade me and give me ideas on how I can improve what we covered.

Here is the form I have given my students after the first 5 weeks of school:

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