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Kyle Bauer Student Feedback Survey Analysis

Grade 6: Mini-Form Standard I and II


4/24/18
Strongly
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Agree

#1: My teacher 111111111111 11111111111 11111 (0)


demonstrates 11111 11111111111 (5)
that mistakes (17) 11
are a part of (24)
learning.

#2: My teacher 111111111111 11111111111 111111 111


asks us to (12) 11111111111 (6) (3)
summarize 111111
what we have (28)
learned in a
lesson.

#3: My teacher 111111111111 11111111111 111111 11


uses open- (12) 11111111111 (6) (2)
ended 1111
questions that (26)
enable me to
think of multiple
possible
answers.

#4: If I finish my 111111111 11111111111 11111111111 11111111


work early in (9) 1111111 (11) (8)
class, my (18)
teacher has me
do more
challenging
work.
#5: In this 111111111111 11111111111 1111111 11
class, students 11111 111111111 (7) (2)
work together (17) (20)
to help each
other learn
difficult content.

#6: In this 111111111111 11111111111 1111111111 1111


class, students 11111 1111 (10) (4)
are asked to (17) (15)
teach (or
model) to other
classmates a
part or whole
lesson.

#7: Our class 111111111 11111111111 1111111111 1111111


stays on task (9) 111111111 (10) (7)
and does not (20)
waste time.

#8: During a 111111111111 11111111111 1111111 1


lesson, my 1111111 11111111 (7) (1)
teacher is quick (19) (19)
to change how
he or she
teaches in the
class does not
understand
(e.g., switch
from using
written
explanations to
diagrams).
#9: I can show 111111111111 11111111111 111111 111
my learning in 11 11111111111 (6) (3)
many ways (14) 1
(e.g., writing, (23)
graphs,
pictures) in this
class.

#10: In this 111111111111 11111111111 111111111 11111


class, students (12) 11111111 (9) (5)
are allowed to (19)
work on
assignments
that interest
them
personally.

46 6th grade students participated in a survey based on my teaching abilities. The data that I
have compiled tells me a lot about my teaching behaviors, and the feedback they wrote was
extremely helpful and positive.
The top ESE Model Student Survey questions I received the highest ratings on are the
following:
Question 1: My teacher demonstrates that mistakes are a part of learning. (41/46)
Students either wrote SA or A for this question.
To me this is very motivating. I never shoot down a student’s question or give
them negative feedback on something they have performed wrong. I am always seeking
to word my sentences to be constructive and positive. This makes the students feel as
though even if they didn’t do something correctly, they didn’t necessarily do it wrong. No
student is going to be perfect at everything they try, so it up to me to push them in the
right direction. Even when I mess up my instructions or fail a demonstration, I let my
students know, hey, it’s all part of the process of learning, and that I am still learning a
lot myself.

Question 3: My teacher uses open-ended questions that enable me to think of multiple


possible answers. (38/46) Students either wrote SA or A for this question.
Like I stated before, I am always wording my questions to be positive and
developmentally appropriate for the students. I want them to think, and think hard, but I
don’t give away answers too easily. The more we get our students to think before they
act, the more productive they will be in school and in the real world. I don’t like my
students doing something unless they know why and how it benefits them. They should
always know those two things, or else they might think the activity is boring or pointless.
Students should be able to explore the possibilities and dead-ends of problem solving.
This mental exercise is just as important as the physical exercise they do in class.

The bottom ESE Model Student Survey questions I received the lowest ratings on are the
following:

Question 4: If I finish my work early in class, my teacher has me do more challenging


work. (19/46) Students either wrote D or SD.

This question was confusing to several students, they thought that “more
challenging” was a negative thing, not a positive one that builds character and strength.
I am always pushing my students to try to better themselves mentally and physically. If
a pair of two students are bumping a volleyball to each other, I root for them and tell
them to beat their previous score. If a student is belly flopping off of the side of the pool I
keep trying to get their diving technique correct. I am constantly making sure all
students are actively engaged and participating, even during free time.

Question 7: Our class stays on task and does not waste time. (17/46) Students either
wrote D or SD.
I spend a few minutes of each class period warming up to the students and
getting their nerves out. I talk to all students and get them in the mindset of having fun
and positivity, instead of schoolwork and “this is stupid”. I joke with my students, and
make sure that they have had a couple minutes to chat with their friends before starting
my real instruction. Yes, sometimes I get off task, but I can quickly regain control of the
class and steer us back in the right direction. I guess it is a little bit of my personality
taking over, and I need to work on it. I do not regret building a positive rapport with my
students however, because doing so builds trust. If there is no trust between a student
and their teacher, they will not listen to or respect said teacher. I wouldn’t necessarily
say we waste time in our classes, all I am doing is providing insight and giving honest
facts about life and health.

TOP COMMENTS:

-“I think he was a pretty good teacher, with very little I didn’t like. He was nice in
class and outside of class. He treats us like actual people, not babies.”
-“Thank you Mr. B, you did really well teaching us. Hope you do good in college.”
-“Mr. B was one of the best P.E. teachers I have ever had. I wish he would come
back and teach again.”
-“Mr. B is very nice and friendly to us, but strict when the time comes.”
-“Being very friendly to kids not just treating them like students.”
-“He does a good job with helping/working with students when they need help.”
-“This teacher is pretty good. He is supportive of kids, if something was wrong he
will help me.”
-“He is very helpful and nice and when I was struggling to do something he
helped me.”
-“Mr. B helped me when I didn’t understand things and I learned a lot from him.
He was very helpful and kind.”
-“He makes class fun and productive.”
-“He is funny, but he gets the things that he is supposed to get done.”
-“He let me do a stroke I was good at because I can’t swim well.”