The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators

Student Feedback: Creating a "Parking" Lot in My Classroom

Wishing to get more feedback from my students, I created an area on a wall in my classroom I call the "Parking Lot." It's a place where students can "park" their ideas, concerns, or questions about my language arts class. Here are some of the student responses from my 8th graders currently in the lot:

  • Can we arrange our desks in a big circle?
  • I dont' understand how to find an adverb when it's in between verbs.
  • How many AR (accelerated reader) points do we need this quarter?
  • I think we should read graphic novels for lit.

I then use this as a way to measure what concepts I need to reteach or just simply as a means to get ideas for class.

Views: 3959

Comment

You need to be a member of The Educator's PLN to add comments!

Join The Educator's PLN

Comment by Samir Fatani on July 29, 2010 at 5:34am
thank you for sharing your experience with us. I liked the idea. I think visual thinking and involving students in productive activities can provide a rich learning experience for the students. A visual approach to curriculum helps students focus on the key objectives of the subject.

About

Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

Daniela McVicker posted a status
"Just wanted to share some thoughts on this 'homework help' trend. What do you think about such services?"
4 hours ago
Daniela McVicker posted a blog post

What to Expect from Custom Writing Services: Pros and Cons

So you’ve got a looming deadline, you don’t know if you understand the material well enough and the professor has announced that you need at least a ‘B’ to pass the class. What do you do? Do you have the time to do the work? What if you spend the next 48 hours hyped up on coffee doing the assignment and it still isn’t good enough? It would absolutely destroy you if you had to take the course again. University is already expensive enough without having to re-do classes. So what do you do? Do you…See More
4 hours ago
Profile IconRob Wiebe, Monika Jacob, Eleonore Cowan and 5 more joined The Educator's PLN
8 hours ago
Thomas Whitby posted a video
8 hours ago
Profile IconPrerna Kharbanda, Jessica Sanders, David Pfaff and 28 more joined The Educator's PLN
Feb 17
Shelby Acevedo updated their profile
Feb 7
Andrew Cole updated their profile
Feb 6
Profile IconMariam Nodia, Cameron Ramsbottom, Deborah Godwin and 14 more joined The Educator's PLN
Feb 4

© 2020   Created by Thomas Whitby.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service