Thursday, August 06, 2015

Mr. Silva-Brown’s Report Card, Part Three: What were things that Mr. Silva-Brown did well? 2015 edition

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

-Knowledge about things.  Despite my dislike of his overall character, he occasionally taught well.

-The projects, quizzes, attendance requirements and contracts.

-Playing Jeopardy to study for tests.

-You are good at engaging your students in your lectures and your teaching style is effective.

-Projects and hands-on learning since the textbook is useless.

-Jeopardy before test days, warning for tests on reading.

-I learn better hands-on and Per Se Courts were really good even though I never won because I would get nervous and forget all I learned.

-Jeopardy

-Getting the class involved with games and events to learn the material better.

-Jeopardy really helped.  And lectures.

-News

-Taking notes and explaining what we can and can’t do.

-The first extra credit activity at the beginning of the year, Supply and Demand, Personal Finance, Factors activity, and Politica.

-You made things interesting with videos, etc.

-Politica, the lectures with the Power Points worked well in helping my understanding the countries, Jeopardy helped a lot, keeping up with pop culture in class.

-Politica, the bargaining market thing in Econ (hectic and fun). Also felt like Economics was easier to teach.

-Puns, lectures, Jeopardy

-Politica, news, video integrated lectures, Power Points, Killer Vocab was actually helpful although I didn’t like the concept initially. 

-The videos, lectures, Per Se Courts, Politica

-Different projects we did (propaganda) were really fun.  I liked that there wasn’t homework besides reading so we can study on our own.

-Politica and hands-on activities

-Per Se Courts really helped with understanding the information in relation to real life.

-Politica worked well.

-The way you explained the subject and let us take notes on everything

-Teaching Supply and Demand.  Keeping the class entertaining.

-Graphs and examples, enough so that we understood.

-Making sure that everyone was understanding everything, being clear when speaking and showing examples, which always helped.

-Taught, filed five cut slips, was fair and followed the rules to the point of annoyance.

-Helped me a lot with understanding and did it in a way that made sense.

-You teach well and have great lessons that I simply understand.

-Great at teaching

-Taught economics well

-Lectured and showed good videos that had to do with the topic he was teaching.

-Did a good job attaching what we were learning to real life.  I enjoyed the shortcuts of TIPSE and RATNEST.

-I like all the activities and Politica

-Explained things well, spent enough time on each subject.

-Did slideshows very well and was open to questions all the time.  Caring.

-Taught me at least one thing every day.

-Did a good job making students understand topics and taking time to understand what his students were going through.

-Dressed well and explained things good and made sure we understood what was going on.

-Taught well and did a lot of practice with different subjects which I liked.

-Very well invested into the class and did a great job teaching the material.  Also being a sarcastic ass to everyone and not having a soul and being a miserable grinch who likes to pick on short people.

-Overall the classroom is structured well.  You did well at making sure we understood by breaking things down.  That made it seem easier. 

-Teaching economics was much easier to follow because you went over it so much so it really got in our heads.  You never let it be a boring class and always kept it interesting.  I really liked debates in Government.

-Very focused, good at explanations, helps prepare for tests, let’s us make up quizzes.

-Teaching us in funny and creative ways.

-Taught really well and looked the part too.

-On not focusing on things for more than 15-20 minutes.  Gave good explanations on every new subject.

-Did activities to understand how the subject would play off in real life.

-Explained subjects well.

-Everything.  Got the classes attention.

-Very knowledgeable on everything.

-Kept class interesting while teaching at the same time

-Not too much overwhelming homework.  Very passionate and involved in teaching the material.

-Did well with keeping our attention by the way that you would half yell, half speak.  It worked.

-Power Points, arranged activities to go with lessons, Jeopardy

-I enjoyed lectures for the first time in my life.  They were informative and not presented in a super dull way.

-Jeopardy, Politica, the study of incidents like Wukan, Persepolis, make-ups.

-Morning news and the world news we watched.  Made me so much more globally aware.

-I always like the fact that we were expected to read by ourselves and take quizzes every 2-3 days.  That was really helpful.  And we didn’t do much of the group activities because at this stage we are more confident about ourselves.

-The Last Week Tonight and PBS clips

-Jeopardy was very useful for studying.  And the quizzes were also helpful because they made me study harder.

-Jeopardy was a great way to review for tests.  Any type of simulation were students were active worked. Watching certain videos also helped.

-Per Se Courts, watching the news.  As much as I hate it, I feel more informed.

-Mixing lecture and activities.  Keeping class interesting and relevant.

-Jeopardy, constant quizzes make us keep on top of reading.

-Managed to keep students focused, was very entertaining with teaching style, very clear with material that was taught.

-Gave good examples.  I liked the news.

-Your teaching was great and understandable.

-Explained material in a way that was memorable and that everyone would understand.  You were very interested and the class appreciated it. 

-Explained the information well so I could retain it.

-Explaining.  Keeping kids focused.

-Everything honestly

-Very good speaker, very good at explaining things, made the class fun and educational.

-All around, well balanced teacher.  Never stuttered once and always knew what he was talking about with confidence.

-Made sure people understood things before testing them on the material.

-Made class enjoyable while teaching.

-Did well in holding our attention and teaching the material in an interactive manner.

-Per Se Courts were wild and interesting.  Jeopardy is always the best.

-Great lectures, Per Se Court is beneficial, and news keeps us up-to-date.

-Politica, Per Se Courts, Jeopardy

-Everything.  It’s a solid learning environment.

-Really enjoyed Per Se Courts. 

-Explained things well with many examples and didn’t make it boring.

-Teaching wise he did really well and even though I always said I hated this class.  He actually made this class fun and did a good job on getting and keeping us focused.

-Thoroughly explained each lesson and made a lot of jokes. 

-Teaching, lecturing, rules, being funny, quzzies, Power Points, Jeopardy, and learning activities.

-Making lessons interesting.

-Great fancy slide shows, kept us focused, made our class laugh, made us understand if we did not quite understand.

-You put a lot of work into the Power Points.  And you let people retake quizzes, which is really helpful.

-Teaching the material, concepts were clear and reviews were helpful.

-Make people cry, fight, call you out.

-You are very funny and was a great teacher.  He can relate to the students and overall it was a fun year.

-Making learning interesting and teaching well.

-Teaching us in an interesting way and not all out of the book.

-Everything?  I loved the news every day.

-Hands-on activities, they were fun but I learned a lot.

-Per Se Courts were very helpful.

-Jeopardy, Politica, and the frequent quizzes were really helpful.

-Politica

-Per Se Courts were always interesting.

-Per Se Courts gave a good perspective on both sides of a controversy and also helped with debate skills.  Jeopardy was a great way to review for tests.

-In the classroom all was clear and you are a very good teacher. 

-Politica, Per Se Courts, Jeopardy

-Lectures were very animated and encouraged me to pay attention.  Thanks for no monotone.  Overall the class had good energy.

-You made the class fun.  There was rarely a day I didn’t enjoy class.

And there you have it.

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