Sunday, June 06, 2010

Mr. Silva-Brown's Report Card, Part Three "What were things that Mr. Silva-Brown did well?" 2010 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.

-piss me off
-subtile assertions of opinion (This is a first.  I love it  when they constantly think I'm giving an opinion, only to watch me play the other side of the coin.  They all think they have me pegged )
-Slides were a great help, great visual memory.
-current events
-notes and videos
-the attention to pop culture was fun!
-lecture on power points, music, jeopardy
-making important events memorable and keeping the class engaged
-power points and spoke well
-entertaining talking and power points
-getting details out and being able to answer questions
-know the criteria and taught it well
-very organized
-taught in-class stuff well
-online calendar, blog, power points, videos
-explaining notes and being there when we needed extra help
-power points, jeopardy
-making us learn by giving reading and going over it throughout the year
-I like your teaching style.  Post 1980's was riviting.
-lectures and explanations
-presented information that wasn't all boring, amusing projects
-lecture
-videos and news
-power points are really good
-power points and videos
-good reviews for tests
-always made the class fun and was fair
-teach and humor
-spoke loudly
-a lot of things went well, but I loved Jeopardy
-hands on projects, news, and power points
-the news is excellent
-Enjoyed the humor most of the time, lectures are well organized, tests were helpful
-Definately a master in the subject as he always knew what he was talking about
-Control of the classroom and keeping students in line
-well organized notes
-power points
-answered questions and explained information
-had the facts and taught well
-waking up people, telling them what's happening and what's to be expected.
-lots of activities, news, organization
-daily routines
-eat
-teach
-keeps the class interested in the subject, kept people's attention, loud and clear, treated us like college students
-good power points
-jeopardy is really good, activities were fun and easy to understand
-well organized and explained from different perspectives
-I really like the movie clips for everything.  College style fun lectures.
-Explained the info well
-power points were pretty good and the environment was fun
-you taught everything well and I learned so much
-Power points are excellent.  They make very good notes to study.
-cell phone voting, jeopardy, taught well, power points explained and well managed, taught us until the end of the year (didn't just show movies or presentations)
-honesty, slide shows, jeopardy
-explained hard concepts
-presentation of the material in class, combo of power points/news/video/lecture kept it from getting boring
-organize, talk loud, videos, power point
-thoroughly explained confusing matters
-you explain things in a way that makes sense for me, even complicated subjects
-gave us information needed for ap test
-examples, news, able to answer questions
-power points were great, everything seemed to stick, jeopardy
-review
-be loud
-power points, visuals that help you understand, teach, review for tests
-slide shows were really good
-as much as I hate the quizzes they do help with learning, information was presented helpfully and could be easily retained.
-interesting videos, challenged the class, always understood what was being taught
-power points, incorporating clips of movies/music
-teaching in general, notes were well thought-out and explainitory
-presenting information
-make history not super boring, no useless busy work, wasn't lifeless
-kept our attention the whole class period
-tried to cover important points in class, jeopardy, references past people/events, quizzes
-lecture, but you need new jokes
-the way he outlined things and showed us what was important to learn
-organization and the different ways he got everyone to learn the work: seminars, briefing papers, videos, read, notes. 
-power points were awesome, so were the briefing papers
-kept attention and didn't allow boredom
-well organized slide shows
-slide shows were great condensed info for homework
-slide shows and jeopardy
-kept everyone's attention and always showed relevant material, good variety: news, lecture, videos.
-kept things moving, never seemed to drag on
-power points, especially for Econ, and the engaging lectures
-very organized, always time for questions, news
-knowing current news, stock info, would always answer questions
-videos and power points, using real life examples
-explaining economics
-excellent methods of teaching, easy to learn difficult things
-making Economics fun and learnable, power points
-things just stuck in my head and we don't just read a text book
-kept class interesting
-taught and spoke well
-well organized, entertaining, good ethic that helped me understand
-projects, hands on learning, actually cared about teaching, explained things
-teach material for tests
-makes me understand the material, hold people accountable, not patronize us
-constant and well organized schedule, I don't feel like he wasted my time
-well organized and concise power points with media, jeopardy, study guides, end of year music
-impressed good class culture, excellent book collection, got across to us a massive amount of information, jeopardy
-made us organize, especially during Stock Market Project
-repetition of important facts (quizzes)
-well organized, funny, joker, taught well
-good knowledge and good at presenting
-homework online and teaching
-teaching and power points
-getting us the information we needed
-slide shows, news, keeping us awake, scaring ta's, teaching me not to be so intimidated, preparing me for college
-liked lectures and most projects, jeopardy
-projects and activities
-power points, organization, college style class
-no busy work, encouraged preparation
-power points
-explained the assignments well and the consequences of not doing it, when topics strayed it actually came back to the notes and made it more interesting
-info and slide shows helped us on tests and quizzes
-lectured, would go over questions to make students understand
-made sure that you understood key points while still keeping things lite
-made sure everyone understood the teaching
-power points, no busy work
-country systems and Econ
-excellent teaching, included all students with discussions, engaged students in the material
-great job presenting information and making class enjoyable, jeopardy, felt prepared for AP
-maintaining an unbiased stance
-looking fine, using the test to prepare for the AP, jeopardy
-notes were well organized and relevant, jeopardy was excellent, info was straight forward
-slide shows and video clips
-power points, lecture, jeopardy
-keeping the class interesting while being strict, explaining what we don't need to know, and taking lunch time to help me out.
-slide shows, jeopardy, quizzes
-taught and explained things well
-teaching in general, ability to engage the class
-power points and being there when I asked for help
-made class fun by teaching with examples we understand
-presentations were awesome, teaching was great
-presentations and kept student attention
-jeopardy, explaining everything, joking around once in a while
-teach, help, explain things

And there you go.
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