Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mr. Silva-Brown's Report Card, Part Three "What were things that Mr. Silva-Brown did well?" 2009 edition

And finally, we end on a good note. These are all the things, word for word, that the students thought that I did well.

-posted grades
-showing movies and the homework was pertinent to our learning
-powerpoint slides were well done and useful for the AP
-Uses projector effectively and rehearses everything until everyone understood it.
-I like the news
-explained well and power points
-shout, wear a tie, and teach
-lecture, but not in a monotone
-kept our attention and knew what information was important and what wasn't
-makes certain things stay in your head
-No bookwork, no busy work, easy going class, straight and to the point
-teach
-I love the projected stuff on the board. Easy to take notes. Explaining things and drilling them into my head
-Weekly quizzes make you remember stuff better
-Jeopardy
-Songs on power point made me pay attention
-Makes teaching fun and interesting. Does a good job getting and keeping you focused.
-Loved the powerpoints. Movie clips, songs/stories were interesting and enjoyable.
-Very good slideshows and never wasted time in class
-I liked the youtube videos and the footage
-powerpoints
-most everything
-go over stuff
-powerpoints and explanations, actually making me enjoy history
-makes me remember things and makes it fun to learn history
-making sure we understood things we needed to know
-powerpoints and the lack of group work
-I enjoyed the power points
-The powerpoint/note thing was really good and I learned well that way
-Jeopardy
-powerpoints, jeopardy, songs and video
-very well organized and teaching things that were needed, and Jeopardy
-explained things well and the powerpoints were good
-speeches, explanations, power points
-slide shows, explaining things, use of speeches and projections, confidence
-entertaining class
-kept class going and entertained
-power points, comfortable, funny, on task, enjoyed it
-presenting the info and having them understand it
-explained big events in history. I loved the 1950's.
-Answered and explained things well, power points
-teach
-power points and explaining information
-very organized and had everything set up, practically never gone
-power points make you want to watch and listen to see what happens next
-explaining things and making it engraved in our heads
-explained things in intricate detail and that was very helpful. Helped if we needed extra assistance
-taught well and power points were great. Joked around and that made the subject much easier.
-Adores his subject and is serious about it
-good at taking insults
-finding interesting videos and Jeopardy, but make teams more even
-news
-easy to read slideshows, light on homework, always there to answer questions, well organized
-powerpoints, movies and media clips
-always available to ask a question in person or via e-mail
-slideshows, news, subject was very interesting
-teaching and getting ideas across with great effort, very enthusiastic about subject
-current events
-teaching things that were on AP
-teaching with the slides
-powerpoint presentations and repetition of certain areas
-briefing papers help with what we just read, and explaining certain aspects of countries which are complicated at first
-organized, lots of teaching with visuals (movies, powerpoints, news)
-starting my day with your booming voice
-Talking loudly, presentations, good knowledge of the subject, great class if you were nicer
-Everything!
-Powerpoints, speak
-powerpoints, made class fun, barely any homework
-powerpoints, news explaining information, no busy work, online grades, student-teacher communication on multiple levels, final exemption
-powerpoints, no busy work, news, making things relevant, video clips and music, always positive
-good job teaching, except for his jokes
-good technology and power points
-power points and discussions, video and music clips and the visuals
-Talking loud, but that's good because it gets everyone's attention. It's obvious that you are interested in the subject.
-talking notes is helpful for me to learn, especially the power points.
-no book work and info is clearly presented
-I really benefited from the powerpoints
-You are an excellent teacher.
-lectures/powerpoints
-present slides well, give good information, prepared you for tests
-lectures were amazing
-I really enjoyed the news and you make history interesting
-powerpoints and videos
-Gave multiple sources of information, especially during comp gov
-enjoyed the powerpoints and the multiple examples that made me understand more
-Enjoyed the incorporation of multimedia and the cultural/societal examples of the subject matter. I was able to make connections.
-showing clips on certain countries, going over notes on powerpoints
-breaking things down
-Jeopardy helped a lot, the music/video clips. Quizzes focused on the lectures that we did that day.
-slide show notes were great. I was able to retain a lot of information.
-Got information to stick and stay there, not only taught but made jokes and stuff
-Enthusiastic and kept the energy up
-Liked the videos, all the multimedia really helps me understand
-made the class interesting and didn't just focus on the book. Liked the quizzes without all the homework
-getting info to us and makes it relate
-group work and slides
-explained in detail
-asking everyone if they understood and asking if anybody if they had questions
-powerpoints were awesome and you do a great job explaining things
-he goes over things from the test, and I loved Jeopardy
-Really liked the news every day, and lots of visuals, good job of teaching and good effort
-Made information interesting without a lot of homework
-spoke loud and clear, helped us understand with a fun approach
-Teaching terms and making them easy to remember, class was never dull, never had busy work
-great speaking
-gave good life advice
-kept the classes attention with exaggeration and loudness
-facilitating controversial conversations
-connecting international events/themes with class work
-encouraging meaningful work
-made everyone enthusiastic about what the class was doing with fun and educational projects
-course was fun and intriguing
-kept our attention and not too uptight
-lots of things in his room to look at when he goes off on who knows what
-activities with countries were good
-get info across without boring the hell out of us, plus made tests and quizzes easy
-got everyone interested with movie clips and songs, or an activity
-slide shows were great way to present information
-made sure we understood about the notes
-yelled
-kept class on task but made it fun and light
-I understood a lot as certain things made me remember. You discussed topics well. It was a fun atmosphere
-slide shows, videos, discussion
-organized, information, presentations
-powerpoints were my favorite. I learned faster and more from them than anything
-got info to us well
-got our attention and incorporated humor
-explained, yeah
-let us speak without adding in his opinion
-news, let students debate, lack of political positions, fun and interactive
-fun activities
-teach
-Drove?
-Class simulations were fun, especially MUN
-Knew the topics and taught well
-used movies, music, and powerpoints
-Jeopardy
-kept things organized and helped us with things a lot
-explained things in depth, great presentations, made it fun, caught my attention when he speaks and with the way he acts

and there you have it.
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