HEM Student Course Evaluation, Mr. Ergueta's 2011-12 Classes

Now you can grade me and the course! Please check the most appropriate box and write any comments you may have. I would genuinely like your candid feedback. I will never use your answers against you. (I ask for your name on it only to ensure my ability to follow up with anyone who has not yet filled out a survey, as I do want to hear from everyone.)


  1. Assess the teacher's:

            1 2 3 4 5      
      Knowledge of course material Excellent  Poor  
      Interest and passion for course material Excellent  Poor  
      Organization of course  Excellent  Poor  
      Encouragement to students to see subject from different standpoints Excellent  Poor  
      Involvement of students during class time in fair and balanced way Excellent  Poor  
      Accurate and fair assessment of student progress Excellent  Poor  
      Availability to give extra help to students Excellent  Poor  

  1. Assess how well the course achieved the following:

            1 2 3 4 5      
      Imparted an enduring understanding of basic issues in the history of Europe and the Middle East Excellent  Poor  
      Developed important skills in analysis, and organizing your thinking Excellent  Poor  
      Developed important skills in writing and public speaking Excellent  Poor  
      Encouraged consideration of genuinely interesting alternatives to your previous assumptions about what is important  Excellent  Poor  
      Treated basic philosophical and political issues fairly and in a balanced way Excellent  Poor  
      Added depth to your development of your thinking about basic issues regarding political change, socio-economic development, and international relations Excellent  Poor  
      Prepared you for IB assessments (as best you can assess at this point) Excellent  Poor  
      Made history interesting/useful/fun Excellent  Poor  

  1. Please assess the effectiveness of each of the instructor's teaching methods listed below:

            1 2 3 4 5       N/A
      The diagnostic essay Excellent  Poor  
      The wiki E-HEM website Excellent  Poor  
      Homework reading materials Excellent  Poor  
      Homework reading notetaking assignment Excellent  Poor  
      Quia-based content quizzes Excellent  Poor  
      "B-n-ACE" public speaking criteria Excellent  Poor  
      1-on-1 debates Excellent  Poor  
      Tag-team debates Excellent  Poor  
      Class debates Excellent  Poor  
      Vimeo-based video recordings of debates Excellent  Poor  
      "Phases" and "levels" as default categories for social and historical analysis Excellent  Poor  
      The "pyramid principle" 3-part organization scheme Excellent  Poor  
      Videos selected for class use Excellent  Poor  
      The "Champion" game Excellent  Poor  
      The "Pitch and Bat" game Excellent  Poor  
      The "Jeopardy" game Excellent  Poor  
      Teacher Powerpoint-based presentations Excellent  Poor  
      Class explanations and discussions Excellent  Poor  
      Classroom management Excellent  Poor  
      1-to-1 special help sessions Excellent  Poor  
      The 100-point rubric and grading sheets Excellent  Poor  
      Lunch review sessions Excellent  Poor  
      Historical flowcharts as review tools Excellent  Poor  
      Quia question development as review activity Excellent  Poor  
      Analytical charts as review tools Excellent  Poor  
      The historical investigation Excellent  Poor  
      Research essays Excellent  Poor  
      Essay unit tests Excellent  Poor  
      The habits/debate/essay trackers Excellent  Poor  
      The midterm/final exam Excellent  Poor  

  1. Comment on what the teacher did well:

  1. Comment on what the teacher could try to do better/change/add:

Teacher, club sponsor, and student of history and philosophy
Wilmington Friends School
Wilmington, DE