Wednesday, May 23, 2007
The kids in my school filled out their student surveys today. What a waste of time. Period 2 and period 9 were extended to an hour which meant other classes were shortchanged. I didn't get to do a lesson period 9. My seniors had no real interest in the survey. Any possible improvements would be coming too late for them. My sophomores gave them an earful. The kids were upset that the surveys were anonymous and put their names on the envelopes. My AP, who hand delivered them to my class, spoke to the kids about being kind on the survey. He told them that in a school our size it is impossible for all adults to know the students and they should just think about if their teachers know them. I'm glad the kids ignored him. I told them to write whatever they felt was true. So be it! If you don't want if you look fat in a certain outfit, don't ask. The same is true about schools.