Thursday, July 05, 2007

Mr. Silva-Brown's Report Card, Part Two "What recommendations would you give Mr. Silva-Brown" 2007 edition

Here are all my recommendations, to the letter, from my Seniors. I'm leaving none out, however some students did not fill out every category, which is why the numbers will not be the same. My comments are in parentheses.

-Let people get done taking notes, then explain them.
-There are none.
-Keep up the good work.
-Look at people better if you think they are sleeping. (I nailed a couple of kids this year that I thought were sleeping, but were just "resting their eyes")
-Don't change! You're great!
-Don't be so demanding.
-Don't talk so loud
-Don't be so annoying.
-Don't be so strict on your rules and grading. It's really overrated. (Think that's overrated? Try failing.)
-Less Star Wars.
-Keep it up.
-Keep up the good work.
-Don't grade so harsh.
-Kids need to make up work because of family.
-Practice more at basketball.
-Nuthin, you are pretty good.
-Liten up, you should be able to turn things in late.
-Go easy on next year's students. They're only kids.
-None
-Show more movies.
-Have better attendance
-Be more relaxed on cell phones and cd players. (Wrong, and I'm going to be worse this year.)
-Use squirt bottles on eye resters.
-More games to study for tests
-Relax and don't be so uptight about assignments.
-Take it easy on the work and allow late work.
-Explain things more in depth
-Take singing lessons (bah, you're jealous)
-Be less Bill O'Reilly like (this was from a liberal elitist that if you didn't want to argue about hating George Bush, you must be Bill O'Reilly)
-Take better care of your web page.
-Be nice
-Don't sing
-Be nice
-Save economics for Economics classes during Senior year (this must have been from an International Studies student)
-Calm down (No)
-Keep it fun, and spend more time on Globalization
-More time for certain assignments
-Keep the level of the class high.
-Listen more, be open to new ideas
-Cut down on meaningless discussions, but keep the meanginful discussions going (I understand this comment, going back to the Bill O'Reilly guy. Some discussions went on too long and took away from the class)
-I enjoyed the debates. Do more of them.
-Assignment values
-Keep website updated
-Allow us to eat in class
-Make essay prompts easier to understand (I'm available all over the place for questions)
-Lighten up. You're too loud and can be a jerk.
-Sometimes you can be a little immatue with your jokes. It doesn't bother me, but it might bother others.
-Don't shave your gotee
-Have way more rough drafts for Econ Expo
-Put notes online
-Listen to entire question or statement before you start yelling.
-Don't be so vague
-Try to remember what you taught the class.
-Remove annoying students from class and focus on students with bad grades.
-Nothing
-Be more understanding
-More help with Econ Expo
-More rough drafts for Econ Expo
-Make harder tests
-Be more lenient
-Choose between Econ Expo and the Final. I liked Econ Expo, but felt that the only thing I learned was the stress in starting a business.
-Let people listen to iPods
-Role playing assingments are unneccessary
-Update the website faster
-Answer questions nicely
-Have a quieter voice
-Be more lenient
-Better explaination of Stock Market Project and Econ Expo
-Don't waste time goofing off with students during class.
-Sing less
-Less quizzes
-Knock off the arrogance, and don't be so hard
-Find and alternative to notes
-Don't do Econ Expo
-Add more detail to Econ Expo
-Be nicer to the poor freshmen.
-Don't be so hard on students, and be there for them.
-None
-Lower your voice
-Don't be vague
-Lower your voice, and stop laughing
-Don't talk so loud
-None
-Explain Elasticity better.
-More on changes in supply and demand before you hand out homework.
-Pass back work, most students forgot that it was in the back. (Most work goes into bins in the back. 90% of students won't touch it, why waste my time? I hand back notes, essays and tests)
-More time for assignments
-Be fair for homework on the Senior Trip (I didn't approve of it, plan it, or agree with it. Drop it and be done.)
-?
-No idea
-Good to go
-I honestly have none
-Improve the website. List absences on the website. (Too much of my time)
-Nothing really. Everyone learns and has fun.
-Keep doing what you are doing
-Allow late work
-Shorter Final
-Chill, loosin up.
-Make quizzes worth less.
-Make essays worth more.
-Read more material that is relevent
-Be fair. Warn kids about the late policy.
-Less group projects.
-More space between Econ Expo and Stock Project
-This is not an AP class. You should not have Stock Project and Econ Expo in the same semester.

And there you have the student recommendations.
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