Teacher Evaluations are out at SFSU. 😀
From my students’ responses, I learned that I can improve in the following ways:
- Plan what I will write on the board in more detail instead of such a rough sketch,
- “Don’t let nerves cause mistakes” – definitely happened 2-3 times where I did a problem incorrectly because I tried to wing it on the board…
- More intensive examples that can tie different concepts together before the midterm (where they do see synthesized word problems),
- On Universal Design:
- Group work that involve manipulatives, geared for kinesthetic/tactile learners,
- Audio / Visual learners balance – I tend to write a conclusion and verbally say a paragraph of explanations.
- On Long Term Planning:
- More group work for inverse trig functions and beyond,
- Maybe building a story that can be used for the concept questions during class?
- Manage expectations earlier – students will need to work and figure out a lot of stuff on their own,
- Create systems that can help students organize all the information – give suggestions on how to take notes, maybe?
- Give more time to do Chapters 4-6, Trigonometry chapters of the book.
- On Class Policy:
- Attendance and participation should be recorded more in detail,
- Be better about grading and returning stuff promptly – I definitely procrastinate on handing back quizzes sometimes. (No one complained about this but I still feel bad about it.)
Looking forward to teaching next semester! I will teach one class of precalculus and TA one section of Calc II. I wonder how different TA’ing for Calculus II will feel. 🙂