Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mr. Silva-Brown’s Report Card, Part Three: What were things that Mr. Silva-Brown did well? 2012 edition

Next, all the things, word for word, that the students thought that I did well.

-Organization, consistency, and humor.

-Lessons and teachings made us understand topics with powerpoints, books, and quizzes.

-Slide notes and explaining terms and examples that we can understand.

-You are hilarious.  You have personality while you teach.

-Slideshows for notes and holding activities in class, along with the weird faces.

-Taught and explained well.

-Always in a good mood, or at least faked like it.  Always able to reiterate a definition or assignment for a students.  All around great teacher.

-Didn’t hold back when it came to explaining things to people.  Very direct.

-All in all really good. I can leave this school saying that I did learn things in Government and Economics.

-The way you spoke. People listened to your explanations.

-Lectures and power points.

-The way you made class interesting with visuals and videos.

-Explained things in full detail.  You are a human book.  You know so much.

-Really good teacher.

-Yelling.  Waving and swinging a stick around the classroom. Teaching the class as a whole.  Power points.

-Using clips to gain/help extra attention at the beginning of the period.  Yelling.

-Teaching, fun activities, advice, jokes, drawings, impersonations, yelling.

-Killed unicorns, argued, taught well. (The unicorns represent fluffy writing.  At the beginning of APUSH I take a wooden sword and beat down a stuffed unicorn to show that bright, fluffy, rainbow, “feelings” writing is abhorred in the class, as we focus on more structured, thesis driven work.  The kids love it.  One student bought me a unicorn for my birthday.  I named it Slaughter.)

-Really gave us the chance to be ourselves and everything was good.

-Getting the material to us in an easy way to understand.  Short and sweet.

-Constantly kept the class engaged by teaching at a breakneck pace while slowing down when needed. Funny as hell.

-Straight to the point but fun and interesting.

-Jeopardy before the tests.

-Jeopardy test reviews, remaining neutral in the class despite his opinions as evident on his blog. 

-Covered all the material, gave good notes, and I like how you taught overall.

-Teaching

-Taught well and put more learning tools online so we could access it.

-Taught us well, made us laugh, and cared.

-Prepped for power points, notes, graphs, the news, and projects.

-Good on presentation on teaching the subjects.

-Power points and notes.

-Interacting well with the class while keeping the class going.  Activities were most helpful.

-Teaching and comebacks

-Slide show notes explained things well.

-Kept us interested with weird things like Elmo and Barbie. (I use Elmo to talk about the concept of Scarcity, and Barbie when dealing with Opportunity Cost.)

-Not keeping up with Edmodo.  But seriously I will miss this class next year.

-Power Points

-Made sure everyone understood the material by answering questions.

-Make fun of students while playing with children’s toys and explaining slide shows.

-Yelling.  Also good at his methods of explaining concepts, then putting them to use by assigning little projects. Good sense of humor.

-You taught the class very well. Enjoyed your method of teaching. I really liked how we watched the news every day.

-The power points are great for notes.  You seem to understand that not all the students will understand at the same time.  And the news.

-Very good power points, action figures were interesting, news, jeopardy, what was on the test was on the notes.

-Power points.  Hands on activities kept class engaged.

-Lectures.  Never took a political side.

-Presenting information in an easy to understand manner.

-Class was engaging and videos were fun.

-Answer questions.

-Made it fun to learn with yelling.

-Balance between joking and classwork was nice. Assignments were challenging but acceptable.

-Always had a plan.  Very good lecturer.  Knows how to turn something boring into something interesting.  Fun projects and not useless homework. Chances to study and improve.

-Got our attention and the class entertaining and weren’t too harsh.

-Power points, yelling, explaining, class activities, making fun of people, learning in here was fun, never wanted to miss because I actually learn in here.

-Nice notes, kept class in line, well prepared.

-Explained, give examples, help us understand.

-Giving examples.

-Liked the power points to teach lessons, group work to understand concepts, liked the news daily.

-Incorporated humor helped a lot.

-Watched news every day and always explained politics without bias, unlike virtually every teacher here.

-Teach

-Multiple ways to get your work done.  Edmodo, daily chart thingy.

-Organized power points.  Explaining things.

-Lecturing, being  loud, and teaching.

-Almost nothing except make us mad and fight with one another. But you did teach us a lot of productive stuff.

-Teach and explain the material.

-Appreciated how understanding you were under certain circumstances. Power points made for good notes.  Essentially you taught me how to study effectively, rather you were the catalyst for forcing me to do so.

-Prepping for AP test and threatening students.

-Felt extremely prepared for AP.

-Keep class attention, used good examples, added humor, and kept opinions to himself.

-Kept me interested.

-Power points helped a lot.  It was a lot of notes but in the end they helped on the test.

-Power points and hands-on activities.

-Power points and talking about the notes in depth.  Helping students understand new concepts.  Answering questions to the point to where students understand.

-Making power points for notes that are easy to understand.

-Giving different examples in history and discussing what’s going on now.

-Confuse me.

-Notes were to the point

-Were organized and explained things until they stuck.

-If you didn’t understand a question, Brown would explain as many ways as he could until you understand.

-Power points, scaring children yelling, explaining things.

-Had the class laughing a lot.  Did a good job talking and presenting notes.

-Did a good job explaining things in ways and situations that helped me understand better.

-Notes and class involvement

-Involved the whole class.  Made sure everyone kept up with quizzes.

-Straightforward and clear with rules and expectations.  Good at answering questions.

-Teaching.  Seems pretty dedicated to his job.

-The project where we created our own government. You made activities fun.  Had enthusiasm.

-Taught well and kept us interested.

-Examples and helping understand.

-Answering questions even when they seemed unimportant.

-Win arguments.

-Teaching style, easy to understand, somewhat laid back

-Answered all my questions and kept class interesting.

-Teaching, lecturing, arguing, yelling.

-Kept class engaged.

-Keeping class interesting, taking in class things that were happening in the world at the time, having interesting conversations.

-Showed visuals.

-Inserted great videos and great rap.  Informative power points.

-Explaining loud and clear

-Good at getting information across.  Well organized and good slideshows.

-Making class more fun.

-Jeopardy

-News and Jeopardy

-Activities in Econ were very helpful.  Liked the Comp Gov debates.

-Notes and presentations on each chapter were cool.  Able to make boring things interesting by joking around.

-Power points, explanations, notes and study guides, Frq practice, review.

-I liked your teaching method and I liked those things the class got involved with (Jeopardy, socratic dialogue, court things)

-Talking loudly

-Appreciated the straightforward lectures and Edmodo.

-Well organized, on point.  Occasional fun projects.

-Supply and Demand charts, not sucking up to students that want to do everything late.

-Liked power points and explanations.

-Explained things well if people had questions.

-Answered questions well.  New what he was talking about.

-Explained and constructed power points.

-Explained everything.

-Explaining difficult concepts in watered-down ways.

-Videos……that’s it.

-Engaged the class and allowed discussion.  Acknowledged and appreciated good understanding of important concepts.  Used humor.

-Lectures were fun.  Per-se courts were a fun idea that tested knowledge.

-Teaching and making it interesting.

-Made things interesting to learn with activities and simulations.

-Answered questions well and made sure that the student understood before you moved on.

-Connect with us.  Engaged the class.

-Presented information well.  Taught real stuff, not useless crap.  Jeopardy.

-Power points, important readings, explanations.

-Organization and AP Prep

-Tried to keep students entertained.

-Well organized, kept us interested, activities were fun, good projects.

-Be politically correct

-Great public speaker.

-Power points, lots of FRQ practices, lots of info online, mostly organized, nice.

-Dressed nicely, great sense of humor, gave good understanding of Economics.

And there you have it.

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