|Blank Keep, Change, Start, & Stop Form|
I posted the Keep / Change / Start / Stop form and my own resolutions for the new semester, but I never shared my students' feedback. Since many of the forms contained repeat advice, I have notated this below.
For example, 27 of my students said that we should keep doing interactive notebooks. Yay! 24 of my students think that I should stop assigning homework. Not going to happen, guys! 2 students noted that I should remain their teacher. That's a relief! I was surprised by how many times my Star Student bulletin board was mentioned. This year, if a students scored an 85% or above on a unit test, their name was written on a star on the bulletin board. 12 students suggested that I lower the percentage to 80 or even 70 percent. My students obviously want to see their names written on a star!
My students do not have a taste for classical music. 15 students asked me to change the background music I play in class. I did a really good job of playing music during the first semester, but I rarely played music during the second semester. Maybe I just got frustrated after reading these reflection forms and quit??? My Algebra 2 students were quite opinionated about whether they preferred Unit Tests or SBG Quizzes. We made the switch part of the way through the first semester.
Other notable pieces of feedback... My students hate the fact that I write the date as a math problem. Good Things Monday and Funny Fridays were a big hit. 25 students suggested that we keep doing them! My students also wanted to play more games, earn free homework passes, and have the ability to earn extra credit.
One of my students didn't exactly follow the directions. Instead, she wrote her own Keep / Change / Start / Stop Resolutions. I think I might have my students do this at the end of every nine weeks as a personal reflection.
|Students' Personal Resolutions|
KeepKeep the notebook. X27
Keep doing the star students thing. X5
Keep the fun work.
Keep the privilege of setting where we want.
Keep the hands-on learning.
Keep the labs we do like the twizzlers thing.
Keep cut outs for notebook.
Keep seating arrangement.
Keep adding and subtracting radicals.
Keep Good Things Mondays and Funny Fridays. X25
Keep the new grading system (SBG). X5
Keep learning calculators.
Keep boardwork. X3
Keep being crazy / being yourself.
Keep playing math games. X12
Keep getting up and explaining more.
Keep creative learning.
Keep the zombie game. X4
Keep giving us instructions for what we need for class.
Keep factoring. X3
Keep function/not a function.
Keep having to use the calculators.
Keep Ms. Hagan X2
Keep the SMART Board.
Keep the way you teach.
Keep going over stuff.
Keep the math fun.
Keep being an awesome teacher.
Keep group work. X2
Keep the desks the way they are.
Keep the multiple choice tests instead of the SBG quizzes. It's easier that way.
Keep the fun math games.
Keep the funny jokes coming. They make my day!
Keep doing arts and crafts.
Keep daily celebrations.
Keep letting us work together.
Keep using calculators on tests.
Keep doing origami.
ChangeChange the music. X15
Change the star student percentage. X12
Change the morning bellwork. X2
Give extra credit. X4
Change multiplying radicands.
Change the amount of homework you give us. You give us so much, and I fall behind. X3
Change the quizzes. It's kinda annoying when you make a 3 and you have to do 2 more problems!
More hexaflexagons and jokes!
More hands-on activities.
Change back to teaching the box method and the airplane method.
More help with the calculators.
Explanation on homework.
Change the wall color and carpet.
Change the way we sit in class. X2
Change the way we do so much work.
Change the people in 3rd hour.
Change hard work to easy work.
Make the notebooks more creative.
Go through stuff slower. X3
Change where the boys sit. They never shut up. X5
Change the color of paper.
Change Good Things Monday to Bad Things Monday. X4
Change markers, boards, and erasers. X2
Change these hard calculators!
Change how we do the notebook.
Change dry erase markers out weekly.
Change some posters around.
Change the way some students just boss you around. Show em whose the boss!
Change the seating arrangement. X2
Change the distributive property.
Don't do that much work. Don't do that much math.
When we take a test and don't finish it, we shouldn't have to take our own time to finish it because I will forget.
Need better glue and better scissors.
Ms. Hagan's attitude needs to be nicer.
Just help us more.
Change the way the classroom is arranged.
StartStart having more time in class to do work. X5
Start giving an award for star students.
Start giving us free homework passes. X14
Start grading papers faster. X4
Start playing more games. X10
Start watching movies.
Start using calculators.
Start fun projects.
Start giving more group work/group projects. X8
Start having tutoring sessions after school.
Start ACT Prep. X2
Start giving prizes to star students.
Start giving bonus points. X4
Start giving make-up days. X2
Start doing more notebook work! X2
Start having free days.
Start doing more things like Good Things and Funny Fridays. X2
Start going outside. X2
Start giving pop quizzes.
Start playing soccer.
Start taking naps and having parties.
Start going over homework with us. X2
Start being rude to the kids that don't ever shut up.
Start giving harder work.
Start hitting bad students.
Start giving less work.
Start giving less tests.
Start bringing me presents when I do my homework.
Start telling more jokes from that little boy.
Start giving candy for right answers. X2
Start writing the date normally. X2
Start having more hands-on activities in class.
Start doing more crafts.
Start rewarding us.
Start giving us bigger tests.
Start having certain days for students to come in after school for extra work.
Start making people be quiet.
Start giving more quizzes instead of tests.
Start having class projects.
Talk about our work more.
Start having Terrifying Tuesdays.
Start having math parties. X2
Start using roman numerals.
Start playing the zombie game more.
Start doing more fun things.
Start having weekly celebrations.
Start taking field trips.
Start making math fun.
Start letting us use notes on our tests. X3
Start making sure everyone gets it.
StopStop assigning homework. X24
Stop waiting to grade the papers.
Stop taking as many notes. X2
Stop giving us hard work. X2
Stop letting [a certain student] be loud.
Stop combining like terms.
Stop the math jargon. Could you dumb it down and make it easier to understand?
Stop not giving stickers. Give more!
Stop playing stupid music.
Stop passing back papers.
Stop reviewing before the test.
Stop notebooks. X5
Stop having us glue stuff.
Stop card games.
Stop allowing [a certain student] to speak.
Stop doing so much WORK!
Stop allowing [a certain student] to sing. X2
Stop giving easy work.
Stop [a certain student] from copying!!! X2
Stop not hitting bad students.
Stop bellwork. X5
Stop using calculators as much.
Stop having nonworking dry erase markers.
Stop giving tests.
Stop making us show work because I do it better in my head. X2
Stop Good Things Mondays. Mondays aren't good.
Stop letting the loud people sit next to each other. It's so annoying.
Stop doing all math. Stop doing work period. X2
Stop hard work.
Stop going so fast.
Stop working so hard.
Stop changing the desks around. X2