Today, I decided to do some very informal qualitative research concerning student perceptions of schools and teachers. In other words, I walked around and asked students to complete the following 2 sentences:
1. Great schools …..
2. Great teachers….
Here are the responses I received.
|6th grade||achieve goals||interact with students|
|build community||answer tough questions|
|succeed||give clear answers|
|teach||listen to students|
|educate||help students learn|
|8th grade||make great students||help students do well|
|provide education||understand students|
|help students achieve long term goals||do not rely on slides, they teach|
|are safe havens for learning||prepare students|
|have excellent morale||do not pick favorites|
|achieve excellence||allow for play|
|prepare students||allow snacks|
What would your students say when asked these questions?
Feel free to add comments with your own results.