Updated end of term survey blog (2013)
At the end of the school year it is a good idea to gather information from the students you are passing on. Not only is this a chance for you to get some insight about your teaching but it is also a great way to value the ‘voice’ of your students.
You might also like to think about developing a similar survey for the beginning of next year to give some insight into student’s attitudes that they bring with them to your class. You could include the various learning areas, what they are expecting to gain from the year with you, and what questions they would like to find out more about. You might be able to work the later into a negotiated curriculum?
For the students at the end of the year:
1. What have been the best things you have done this year? Why?
2. What would you liked to have done more of this year?
3. What didn’t we do that I wish we had?
4. In what way have I changed this year? What areas have I improved in, or grown to like more?
5. What were the things I didn’t like most this year?
6. What would you change about how I teach or the class?
7. If you were giving advice for next years students of how to survive in style in my room, what would you say to them?
Below are some interesting sentences for students to finish that will give you some idea of how they see schools, teachers and themselves.
A school is a place where……………..
A teacher is a person who…………………
A student is a person who………………
It is interesting to see what metaphors students come up with and if they see themselves as learners or someone who is taught things.
Try it. You might be surprised. You might even learn something!