Day 90 (Halfway there): Teacher Report Card

Halfway through the year.


Earlier this week I posted some student responses from my Teacher Report Card. I wanted to dig a little deeper into that survey.

A quick rundown; 1 = not at all and 5 = definitely. Here are the the top and bottom three based on student feedback (numbers only).

Mr. Burfeind…

Bottom Three

  • Spends enough time on each concept = 3.83
  • Makes me feel important = 3.84
  • Gives fair punishments = 3.87

Top Three

  • Gives tests that reflect the material in the unit = 4.82
  • Seems to enjoy teaching = 4.69
  • Grades fairly = 4.69

Pacing, student relationships, and classroom management are my weakest areas, I could have nailed that without any feedback. HOWEVER, it is eye opening to me that my students are 101% aware of the areas I struggle with. Not really a surprise, just hard to admit that they see my struggles on a daily basis.

I received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback on grading and the fairness of class:

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Concept Tests seem to be a thing students really enjoy; good thing I like them too! I got some… interesting… responses as well and need to just brush those off. But, the responses were fun to read and I look forward to this survey every semester (I will give it to the same group of students at the end of the year and compare responses).

Here are a few responses to my favorite question on the whole thing.

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Day 87: Sometimes Mr. Burfeind….

I give my students a Teacher Report Card two times a year, where they answer questions and give me feedback on how I am doing (Idea/question from Matt Vaudrey). Last week I opened up the Google form for responses. So far I have around 60 of my 78 students with replies.

While I wait a couple more days…. here are my student’s responses to:

Sometimes, Mr. Burfeind ___________, but not always.

  • Is 2 legit 2 quit
  • Tells jokes
  • Gets mad
  • Wears a tie
  • Goes over things too fast
  • Talks
  • Lets (student name here) sleep
  • Lets us take breathers during assignments
  • Cool
  • Laughs
  • Doesn’t make us do math
  • Lets us mess around
  • Tells Nels stories
  • Is serious
  • Paces awkwardly around the room
  • Gets off track
  • Shows us fun pictures
  • Seems like a little kid
  • Gets distracted
  • Does not explain something to everyone’s understanding
  • Plays music
  • Likes to joke around
  • Tells funny jokes
  • Gets off track
  • Gets sidetrack
  • Jokes around
  • Has pretty cool assignments
  • Is strict
  • Screams bingo
  • Stares
  • Lets people sleep
  • Is weird
  • Lets us get on our phones
  • Is fun
  • Is funny
  • Screams bingo