I wanted to share something that I created last year for our class. It's not your usual end of the year memory book where students write their favorite memories of the year and then take it home to keep. It's a memory book FOR the teacher, a sort of feedback on the year.
The reason why I created this last year is simple. I taught 3rd grade for 11 years. In 2011, I was asked to move up to 4th grade, and so I looped with my class. I had taught them for 2 years, and at the end of last year, I really wanted to know:
What did they love?
What did they hate?
What was their advice to me for next year?
And I knew they'd tell me. Because I asked them to be honest and to take it seriously because I wanted to grow as a teacher and be even better the next year. So, for the sake of my next class, they told me what they thought!!
We get feedback from our principal or assistant principal, which is great, but the little people whose lives I affect every day should get a say, right? And these little folks knew me really well. I wanted...maybe needed...to hear what they had to say!
I'm sorry that I don't have pictures from what they wrote last year, but that was before our adventure into bloggy world.
But, I did read all of them and I took all of their feedback to heart. It motivated me to try and take what they liked and what they didn't and make my next year of teaching even better than the last!!
Here is a little of what it looks like:
If you'd like to have this to get feedback from your class this year, you can snag it from our TpT store for only $2.00. Or, you can pin it to win it!!
Here are the rules!
1) Pin the Teacher Memory Book image on Pinterest
2) Leave a comment with your email and the Pinterest ID in the comment (all you have to do is copy the URL after you pin it to your board and then paste it into the comment section).
I will choose 2 lucky winners Monday! :O)
I'm not sure if this counts for Joanne's linky since it's really a teacher motivator, but maybe?
Check out Joanne's blog for student motivators!! :O)
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