Most of my personal and professional growth has been a direct result of these questions.
Let’s be honest, student feedback can be hard to hear.
Now I survey my students about whom they want to sit with often and try to be responsive to their wants and needs.
They feel heard, and I learn who needs a friend and who has all the friends.
Even when I end up asking students to choose their own seats, I ask this question to get a feel for the social undercurrents in our classroom.
If students are struggling to name a moment where they felt successful, why is that?I stole this one straight from Glennon Doyle Melton’s blog at I read this post a few years ago and took it to heart.After my very first survey seven years ago, I had to figure out what a teacher voice was after students complained that I was too quiet and lacked authority.I continue to work on how I explain concepts and ideas in multiple ways for all types of learners.The only way to know if this is actually happening is to ask my students.I have asked the three questions below individually and as a series of questions in a single survey, as shown below.Student surveys are a cornerstone of my instructional practice.My students take a survey once or twice each month to reflect on their learning and classroom experiences as well as to provide me with valuable feedback.Be prepared, student responses to this question can be vague.If you are expecting them to name specific lessons, I would recommend providing them with a drop-down menu of options in the student survey.