2018 Rhetoric Final Survey--Teacher Evaluation

THIS IS AN ANONYMOUS SURVEY.
Please answer honestly.
Your responses guide my instruction.



A red asterisk (*) indicates required questions.


I read the Great Gatsby
Yup, all
Mostly, 80%
Kinda ~50%
Nope < 50%


Circle time discussions are worth spending class time on.*
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree


In general, I understood how to do homework assignments*
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree


I enjoy going to school.*
Agree
Neutral
Disagree


Learning and practicing grammar and sentence structures is worth spending class time on.*
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree


My teacher cares deeply about my education.*
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly Disagree


Mr. Whatley treated me respectfully as a student.*
Yes
No


Mr. Whatley explains things clearly, and I understood what was expected of me in class.*
Yes
No


If asked by another student, “should I take Mr. Whatley’s Rhetoric class?” I would *
Strongly recommend the class
Somewhat recommend the class
Not recommend the class
Strongly not recommend the class


Compared to the other classes I'm taking this year, Rhetoric was *
Far easier than my other classes
About as challenging as my other classes
More challenging than my other classes
Far more challenging than my other classes


As a student in this class, I feel*
Isolated and not really involved, like an outsider
Somewhat involved and interested, but somewhat distant
Involved in the class and welcome
Very involved in the class and part of a team of learners.


I read all of Orwell's "1984"
Yup, all
Mostly, 80%
Kinda ~50%
Nope < 50%


As a teacher, I find cell phone use distracting and I am considering only letting students use cell phones when they specifically ask. What do you think?*
Cell phone use is annoying and distracting in class.
Cell phones should be for educational use only.
Let students use cell phones whenever they want.


My teacher pushes everybody to work hard.*
Yes
No


dI read all of "The Children of Willesden Lane"
Yup, all
Mostly, 80%
Kinda ~50%
Nope < 50%


Choose one of the below:*
Mr. Whatley is too relaxed on discipline.
Mr. Whatley is too strict.
Mr. Whatley is just about right on discipline.


My teacher takes the time to summarize what we learn each day.*
Yes
No


If you did not complete your homework, what was the primary cause?
I just didn't do it
I didn't understand how to do an assignment
I'm busy, like crazy busy
Erm... I pretty much just did all my homework


I would like honest feedback about your impressions of my class. What comes to mind when you think of this class? What should I work on as a teacher? What did you learn most? Are there things I should change, do, or stop doing? Answer these or simply write to me as you wish. This is probably the most important (to me) question on this survey, so please be comprehensive.*


Of the lessons learned this semester, I gained the most knowledge in*
Writing skill
Grammar and Usage
Vocabulary
Reading
Classroom discussion


My teacher tells us what we are learning and why.*
Yes
No


As a result of the unit on "The Research Paper" I know more about how to research a topic, use citation, back my ideas with information...etc."
Yes, that was an excellent use of class time
Kinda, I'm still pretty confused about it all
Nope, that was not a good use of class time


Circle one: *
Most students cheat in this class.
Some students cheat in this class.
Few students cheat in this class.
I never saw a student cheat in this class.


Grading was consistent, and I understood how I was academically performing in class.*
Yes
No


I have access to a quiet place to work at home.*
Yes
No


Overall, I feel that Mr. Whatley treated… [READ RESPONSES CAREFULLY]*
All students equally (everyone the same)
All students as they deserved to be treated (fairly)
Paid somewhat unfair attention to certain students
Paid considerable unfair attention to a select few students
Played favorites with specific students


I enjoy attending Rhetoric.*
agree
neutral
disagree


The teacher has high standards for learning and success in the classroom.*
I strongly agree
I agree
I disagree
I strongly disagree


Class time spent preparing the ACT exam was worth it
Yes, Definitely
Nope, it was a poor use of class time


Due to my experiences in Rhetoric, my writing skill has…*
Improved significantly
Improved little
Not improved at all


The grade I am earning in class accurately reflects my performance in the class.*
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree


On average, homework in Rhetoric took me how long to complete?*
1/2 hour or less
1 hour
1.5 hours
2 or more hours


Do you think that students treated each other respectfully in class and valued each other's opinions?*
Yes
No


As a teacher, I can work on any two elements of my teaching for semester or next year, choose any two*
Work on treating all students more fairly.
Work on classroom discipline.
Work on building better classroom discussions with more involvement.
Work on getting the class to be more of a team and work together effectively.
Work on making what is taught more challenging.
Get grades completed and posted in a more timely fashion.
Work on making outside reading more accomplishable and understandable.
Make myself more available after or before school.
Work on preparing students more effectively for the SAT/ACT exams.
Work on using technology more in more varieties of ways [computers, music, youtube, etc.]
Work on making homework more consistent (some days we had too little, some days we had too much)
Work on improving our writing with consistent feedback


I have access at home to a computer, tablet with a keyboard, or laptop to write essays and/or go on the internet. (A phone does not count)*
Yes
No


Compared to my abilities as a student, I would say Rhetoric is… *
Extremely challenging
Quite Challenging
Not hard, but not easy
Easy
Too easy for my abilities