As I am back home and reflecting on Twitter Math Camp 2017, I feel like I have learned a whole lot of nothing.
- I learned nothing but friendly and amazing people attend this conference to make a first-timer feel welcomed
- I learned nothing but amazing things from Desmos and have inspired me to use the software even more
- I learned nothing can change how I feel about incorporating more student voice into my classroom
- I learned nothing will change in my classroom unless I take more risks
- I learned nothing but being vulnerable will help me grow even more
- I learned nothing will keep me away from the MTBoS and all the wonderful people involved in it
- I learned nothing was gained except an amazing new group of friends and an overload of ideas
- I learned nothing will stop me from attending as many TMC’s as possible
I learned a whole lot of nothing and I couldn’t be happier.
At the end of the school year, I always give my students a survey to hear their thoughts about what they liked about our class and what the disliked. I tell them to be honest (they don’t even have to put their name on it) and I always get some really useful feedback.
I was reading some of their thoughts and I was really amazed that I stuck with doing an opener almost every day when the students walked in for some consistency and many of them said that it really helped! A few said that we should break away from that once in a while (even though I know I did but maybe not apparent enough or needs to happen more often).
I have put the survey I used this year below. I would be curious to know if anyone else uses something like this or maybe has better questions I should be asking? I kind of like that is open-ended for them. I am thinking of trying maybe some smaller ones at the end of the quarter to maybe get some more feedback and try to make some changes during the school year too.