Thursday, December 30, 2010

Student Voices

Many people have written lately about listening to students and using their feedback to guide instruction and decision making. Recently, a colleague of mine and I created a survey for the students to take in our junior high. One of the questions was what you would tell someone about your experiences at our school. This is a short video with select quotes from the student's responses. We had over 650 of our nearly 800 students take the survey so this is just a small sampling. There certainly were some negative comments, but the overwhelming majority of the comments was positive. I encourage everyone to create a survey and ask their students what they think. If nothing else, it is a good reinforcement that you are doing good work. Kids are honest and their feedback is more valuable than any administrative observation...sorry administrators! :)

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