Sunday, June 05, 2011

Mr. Silva-Brown's Report Card, Part Two "What recommendations would you give Mr. Silva-Brown" 2011 edition

Here are all my recommendations, live and uncut, from my students. 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 italics.

-Don’t try and be a college professor, give us high school.

-Don’t put people down, tone down your ego, get new jokes.

-Don’t always try and be better than everyone else and be more understanding.

-Give all students an equal voice and GIANTS SUCK.

-No quizzes and more homework.

-More movie quotes and references to Pulp Fiction.

-Nothing

-Keep up the sarcasm. Everyone has fun with it.

-Be a little light on the sensitive ones…..but keep being Brown.

-Don’t be mean to the people delivering passes. (I’m a noted pass hassler.  People that come into class blasting music or that interrupt what I’m doing do so at their own peril.)

-More interactive games.

-I liked the debates and wish we did more of them.

-Cut down a little on the jokes and bantering.

-Textbook is terrible.

-More projects and less lectures.

-Better website.  Edmodo sucked.

-More Per-Say Courts (Small APUSH debate sessions. As the year went on, time became an issue and the Court sessions vanished)

-Not that they’re bad, but a little less lecture.

-Put the test questions on Edmodo.

-Better jokes

-Better commercials

-Keep up the sarcasm, it’s fun!

-Add a category to Jeopardy that is not about the subject matter.  That way all students can answer it. (Jeopardy is the review for the tests.  It is wildly popular.  Interesting thing that someone is basically telling me to review for something useless because some people don’t bother to study)

-I don’t know

-Don’t talk so damn loud

-Point out the work due and coming up. (This annoys me to no end.  I have the work on a white board in class and online. Apparently Seniors in high school need their little hands held to do everything.  This is who we are creating for society?)

-Make sure and tell students about quizzes and don’t rely on them to look at the board or online. (see?)

-More hands on for stocks (I eliminated my stock project this year and focused more on economic choice, cost/benefit analysis, and personal finance. We were very brief about stocks while other classes did the project).

-I got nothing.

-Pick on people more equally.

-Meh

-Easier quizzes and more homework

-Do supply before demand.  I think that would have helped me more.

-Don’t do credit stuff.  It’s not that interesting.

-Go a little slower on power-points so I can take better notes.

-Nothing

-Make quizzes less tricky

-Less lecture, more interaction, and announce quizzes

-Don’t lecture so much.

-More APUSH Saturday review sessions.

-Less lecture and more hands on stuff like Jeopardy

-Aren’t many, maybe a better textbook

-A variety in teaching styles would be nice.

-Less notes

-Less hard on grading

-Try and get things back quicker

-Less power-points and more hands on

-Less quizzes, more homework, and allow extra credit.

-Let us eat in class

-Make sure you wear matching shoes to class.

-???

-Make clear when tests and quizzes are.

-Don’t grade the quizzes so high.

-Don’t pick on people.

-Can’t name any because he is tough, but for the right reasons.

-Don’t assume people are sleeping.

-None, very good.

-More homework, less quizzes

-Help Seniors that are struggling and actually try and care if we graduate (Note to Seniors: You must care more than I do that YOU graduate.)

-Less quizzes and more Jeopardy

-Do other things so grades are not so based on quizzes

-Let us eat in class

-Put extra credit in the grades sooner

-little less notes and little more activities

-?

-New jokes

-Less slideshows and more interaction.

-Teach a little slower

-Make questions on quizzes and tests clearer

-More homework

-Less quizzes

-Less quizzes

-None

-Stay in touch

-Keep teaching how you do

-None

-None, it is run well

-Keep up the sarcasm and keep showing video clips.

-Grow a beard

-Read then power point then test

-Comment more on FRQ’s and DBQ’s.  Don’t just comment at the end of the paper.  And grade them more quickly.

-Sing less.  Please.

-Teaching wise?  Nothing.

-More 1-1 debates

-Nothing.  Good as is.

-Don’t change.

-Stress the importance of good grades and keep reminding kids about your make-up work policy.

-Make stocks more interesting.

-Stay your funny, sarcastic self.

-More class activities revolving around subject.

-Get a better baseball team.

-Really nothing.  Well done.

-Nothing.

-None that I can think of.

-Keep teasing people.  Hassle your TA.

-None.  You are wonderfully unique and fun.

-Small stuff

-Right on the bulls-eye

And there you have it.

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