8 Truthful (and Embarrassing) 4th Quarter Teacher Thoughts

Posted by Emily Guthrie on May 6, 2015 1:20:16 AM

I think TS Eliot and Ella Fitzgerald (among others) were speaking to teachers when they asserted that spring can really hang you up the most.  As the school year wraps up, here are eight truthful, yet embarrassing thoughts I've had this year and almost every 4th quarter of my career.  Can you relate?  What would you add?

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Topics: end of the year

End of the Year Teacher Survey - Find out what your students really think!

Posted by Emily Guthrie on May 13, 2014 6:31:05 AM

I remember the terror of handing out my first end of the year survey to my students.  I was thoroughly convinced that they would come back completely extolling all my virtues or completely destroying the last shred of dignity that I had as a young teacher in May.  To my utter shock, I have uniformly had the opposite situation.  Students have been incredibly honest and fair with me. Some things they love, some things they hate, some things just needed a little tweak.  Since I have found student surveys so beneficial to honing my craft, today I want to share with you my simple survey along with the reasons why I suggest you give a similar one.  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Topics: Classroom Management, classroom management, end of the year, Freebie, teaching tips

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