Larison's Biology - End of 1st Semester Survey

Take a few minutes to reflect on this semester of biology and answer the questions below. Please be honest and give good input so I can continue to improve for next year. This survey is anonymus, I can tell that you have taken it by checking Moodle, but I have no way to tell one persons responses fromanyone elses so please be honest. Your input is much appreciated. Thank you in advance for your effort on this survey.

You will get 50 lab points for taking this survey.

  1. How would you assess how well you learned the subject of biology this semester.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Excellent   Poor

  1. How would you assess your study habits related to biology this semester?
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Excellent   Poor

  1. How would you assess Mr. Larison's day to day ability to teach the concepts of biology in class.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Excellent   Poor

  1. How helpful was the Biology Moodle Site in helping you with the biology class this fall?
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Excellent   Poor

  1. How would you rate the new Biology textbook from Glencoe? As well as the CD's, online resources, and website? (Not Moodle, but the Glencoe Resources)
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Excellent   Poor

  1. How would you grade Mr. Larison's teaching in each of the following areas?

          A B C D F    
      Classroom Lectures   
      Classroom Discussions   
      Classroom Labs   
      Writing Tests   
      Managing the Biology Moodle Website   
      Providing Opportunities for Learning outside of the classroom   
      Availability before or afterschool for help   
      Availability during AEP for help   
      Availability Online (E-mail or Moodle)   
      Keeping Powerschool Updated   
      Creativity in designing classroom lessons and learning   
      Knowledge of the subject of biology   
      Eliminating confusion of the students in the class   

  1. Please grade yourself on your condifidence with each of the subjects below.

          A B C D F    
      Biology: The Study of Life   
      Chemistry in Biology   
      Cell Structure and Function   
      Cell Energy   
      Cell Reproduction   
      Sexual Reproduction and Genetics   
      Complex Inheritance and Human Heredity   

  1. How many times a week on average did you access the Biology Moodle site outside of the normal school day? (Evenings or Weekends)
    1-2 per week
    3-5 per week
    6-9 per week
    More than 10 per week

  1. On average how much would you say you studied for each Biology Test? (Total amount of time, if you broke your studying up into small chunks, how much total time would it have been).
    Little to None
    15-20 Minutes per test
    30-40 Munites per test
    40 - 60 Minutes per test
    over 1 hour per test

  1. Which of the following study habits do you find best helped you to prepare for tests in Biology this semester? (PLEASE MARK ALL THAT APPLY)
    Looking over your class notes
    Joining in the Moodle Chats before the tests
    Re-reading the entire chapter
    re-reading parts of the chapter that I stuggled with
    Reading the end of chapter summary
    Taking the electronic tests and self check quizzes from the GLENCOE SITE
    Asking questions during the test review time in class
    Studying with a friend and asking questions to each other
    Grading the chapter study guides in class
    Working the end of chapter review questions to quiz myself
    Using the quia study games and review activities (when available)

  1. In chapter's 10 and 11 we started taking daily 10 point short quizzes, to check understanding and see how well you were learning. How well did these quizzes help your learning?
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Excellent   Poor

  1. What is one thing that Mr. Larison could do to help with your learning this past semester in Biology? (Please be specific and detailed so you can help me improve my teaching ability.)

  1. What has been your favorite part of the biology class? What are your two favorite activities from this semester?

  1. What are two things that you specifically did that helped you do well on the tests in this class that you will be able to use as you take harder classes in the future?

  1. If there is anything else that you would like to add, please do so here.

  1. The tests in biology this year were challenging and they pushed me. I will do better in future classes becuase of the way this class and the tests challenged me.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree

  1. LAST OF ALL, I want to thank you for a GREAT SEMESTER. It has truly been a lot of fun getting to know each and every one of you and to have you in class. I can only hope that you have learned half as much in the class as I have learning teaching it. Thanks for your patience with me this semester, we were not able to get in as many labs as I hoped, but looking back we have definitely made a lot of progress. At the beginning of the semester we talked about thinking about science differently and thinking as "scientists", I hope that you do look at life and the biological world around us a little differently.

    Please let me know if there is every anything that I can do to help you in the future. Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your Holiday break. Good luck on the rest of your finals.

Biology Instructor
Holton High School
Holton, KS