Thursday, July 03, 2014

Mr. Silva-Brown’s Report Card, Part Three: What were things that Mr. Silva-Brown did well? 2014 edition

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

-Explaining the subject.

-Has lessons and keeping me awake.

-He was organized and was not always in a crap mood. He made it fun to learn subjects because of how well it was taught.

-Humor and taught me in a memerable way.

-Organized and straight up. Teaching different subjects that we learned well.

-Class interaction, catching students' attention, teaching the material, letting us know that it's our choice to be here.

-Per Se Courts were helpful, along with Jeopardy.

-Pretty cohesive all around.

-Per Se Courts, Jeopardy, and quizzes.

-Per Se Courts were helpful in formulating information into a thesis. Practice FRQs were a lot of help.

-Videos and presentations.

-Watching and discussing news, Politica, Current events in all the countries we discussed.

-Everything worked. You are perfect just the way you are.

-Per Se Courts helped a lot even though I lost all my rounds. The debates really helped me understand the material.

-Per Se Courts and Jeopardy.

-Watching the news helped to understand what was going on around the world. Playing Jeopardy before tests.

-Per Se Courts, FRQ practice, videos, simulations.

-Politica was enjoyable but the country involvement was not equal.

-Organization, explaining himself and examples, answering questions.

-Each day was planned out well. The quizzes kept us on track.

-I highly enjoy your class because it actually taught me valuable life lessons. You are a well organized teacher and you know how to explain information well. You made us practice hard, then made the tests easier so we had higher chances of passing them.

-The news and Per Se Courts.

-Per Se Courts.

-Lecutres and debates.

-Per Se Courts worked well and boosted excitement in the classroom as well as knowledge. The little projects we did on specific people or events or documents were also fun.

-Lots of things.

-Per Se Courts, group presentations, group quizzes.

-Power Points and note taking, in class projects.

-Class discussions on news were interesting. Although I was terrible at Per Se Courts they were useful in studying the subjects and practicing debate skills.

-Per Se Courts were rad.

-The more creative lessons.

-Open discussions and Per Se Courts.

-Brown is a good teacher who knows a lot. Jeopardy.

-All of the things we did had good information that helped evolve my understanding.

-Jeopardy, news time helped connect to what we studied.

-Per Se Courts, Lectures, News, Edmodo.

-Per Se Courts and Jeopardy are the best ways to review chapters.

-Per Se Courts

-Funny discussions that were actually interesting and we actually learned useful things. In a lot of classes you forget everything you've learned when you leave. Not this class. Enthusiastic and positive.

-Always taught me how things should make me prepare for the world and how to handle life's annoyences.

-Mostly everything.

-You made everything clear and it wasn't boring.

-Answered even the dumbest questions. Also spoke about other situations outside of class, such as world news and the drought.

-Made the class interesting.

-The class overall worked well. Jeopardy helped a lot.

-Organized class well, taught the subject and answered questions.

-Taught, made us laugh.

-Lectures. I loved lectures.

-The lectures really weren't a bad way to do it because you're funny.

-Per Se Courts, APPARTS

-APUSH Wall of Fame, pretty much everything.

-The quizzes we took at least once a week kept the most relevant info fresh in our minds.

-You have a knack for keeping students' attention with humor, videos, and stories. This makes your lectures fun.

-News every day was nice.

-Killer vocab was really helpful.

-Per Se Courts, News Watching, and most importantly was the reading being assigned the night before we learned and then we went over everything in detail in class.

-Lessons. Some of the activities were tedious.

-Per Se Courts were a good addition.

-Per Se Courts helped develop and back up arguments.

-You make it very involved, unlike other teachers, and you genuinely care. Thank you.

-Jeopardy, Killer vocab, daily quizzes, propaganda, the Ten Rules of Economics, Econoland, Diminishing Marginal Donut Game, video clips, daily news, and Per Se Courts.

-Did examples and explained things and didn't move on until it was mostly understood.

-Answer all questions very thoroughly.

-I enjoyed the stories and the atmosphere of the classroom. I looked forward to the end of the school day because of this class.

-Able to explain things that were on the news. Able to be chill but loud enough so we didn't sleep.

-Make econonmics interesting.

-Prepared us for quizzes and tests, made things exciting and humorous, made good and easy notes for us to take down.

-Teach the lessons.

-I feel you made learning interesting and fun and I like how involved you were with the class.

-You made the class fun to be in. You never got to serious to where students would start spacing out.

-You made your lessons interesting and you were easy to talk to and humorous.

-Presentations were really good, projects and activities were helpful, Jeopardy was great. I really like how you stay neutral and let us express our opinions with wedge issues.

-Discussions and keeping kids awake.

-Make the class fun while teaching.

-He taught us well.

-Taught us about life after school.

-Actual face-to-face teaching with the class, confident and authoritative.

-Did a great job at helping students grasp certain concepts.

-Make-up work was useful.

-Videos, Power Points, allowing lots of students to ask all sorts of questions.

-Lectures, Per Se Courts.

-Per Se Courts.

-Everything but the Per Se Courts. (That's a new one)

-Less video, more notes and assignments.

-Poster presentations and APUSH Wall of Fame.

Per Se Courts, lectures were interesting and well done.

-Per Se Courts

-He presents material in a way that is easy to understand and makes the class enjoyable. Also gives a lot of quizzes which helped me get ready for a big test.

-Pretty much anything interactive. Per Se Courts are a highlight.

-Per Se Courts and vocab tests.

-Everything.

-Politica, Per Se, Killer Vocab helped so much, being about to make up quizzes.

-Quizzes every day was great. Reliable system and kept us accoutable. Personal favorite was the Per Se Courts. It made class topics interesting and forced us to look at them in new ways.

-Per Se Courts.

-Per Se Courts really helped with FRQs.

-Per Se Courts and Propaganda Posters.

-I love Per Se Courts. They work well and that infomation seems to stick the most.

-Per Se Courts. Helped me become more familiar with topics and improved my level of confidence.

-Lessons about love and respect. Liked the Barbie lecture and just the smile on your face. Econoland!

-I like how he tried to get on our level and make things easy to understand.

-When he spoke, you could hear him, that's for sure.

-Awesome at being a smart ass and getting us to pay attention.

-Talking and overall teaching.

-He did everything real good.

-Made things understandable by showing videos related to the subject. Very passionate about Economics and demonstrates it in many ways.

-Incorporated learning material in engaging activities making the class fun.

-Quite liked the news and how we talked about world events.

-Was very real and straight forward and was patient when it came down to teaching us difficult lessons.

-Taught the information very well. I understood everything.

-Hands-on class projects.

And there you have it!

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