Monday, October 26, 2009

Class Evaluations, Notebooks & a preview of the rest of the semester.

Today students turned in their take home tests and completed a course evaluation. The idea behind doing a course evaluation earlier in the year is so that students have the opportunity to give feedback and hopefully see reasonable changes. I will look at these while we are on academic travel and give you my thoughts in class on Monday.

Here is the evaluation students were asked to complete:

Please answer the questions below honestly. I appreciate your thoughts and am doing this so that I can be a better teacher.

  1. What are three words you would use to describe this class?
  1. How often do you visit the blog?
  1. What are three things you like about my teaching style?
  1. What are three things you think I need to work on? Please explain your answers
  1. If Mr. Ulku-Steiner asked you what this class was like, what would you tell him?
  1. What is the most interesting thing you have learned in this class? Why?
  1. What is the least interesting thing you have learned in this class? Why?
  1. What has been your favorite assignment? Why?
  1. What has been your least favorite assignment? Why?
  1. Any thing else I should know? Write it on the back of the paper.
On Friday, students expressed a need to take time and organize their notebooks (this also became glaringly evident when they began to work on their take home tests). We will use the blog and a sample notebook to help get things in order.

Any remaining time that we have will be used to preview and brainstorm what students know about mitosis, the cell cycle and cancer.

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