Classroom Management Tips for a Year–End Survey

Surveys have become an integral part of virtually any type of consumer interaction. From apps to cars to Amazon purchases, just about any type of vendor is seeking feedback on their work these days.

So it’s our recommendation that teachers conduct feedback-generating surveys as well, particularly in the waning days of the school year. With that in mind, today on, frequent contributing writer Jordan Catapano, himself a veteran high school English teacher based in the Chicago suburbs, takes a look at some classroom management tips as to how educators can carry out and learn from a survey.

Jordan’s recommendations include:
  • Four Key Elements of a Good Survey
  • Ask Good Questions
  • Giving Your Survey and Reviewing Results
  • And More!

Here are two last tips that Jordan includes, in a segment called “Other interesting survey feedback methods”: Post signs around the room each listing different elements of class throughout the year. Then give students several green, yellow, and red stickers. Ask students to put green stickers on their favorite or most helpful elements, yellows on the mediocre elements, and reds on the things that need to change.

“Include parents on the process by designing a survey or other feedback tool just for them!”

How do you solicit feedback from students? Share your ideas and feedback with our TeachHUB community in the comments below!

Classroom Management: Guest Speakers Support Learning

To enhance the real-world aspects of your class, you should think about bringing in guest speaker to provide a glimpse into the lives of an interesting local person.

Yesterday on, writer Janelle Cox examined how guest speakers can make an impact on a class and how to set one up. Her ways included:
  • Choosing a Guest Speaker
  • How to Get the Most from Your Speaker
  • How to Host a Guest Speaker

 Janelle also detailed ideas on how to carry out each idea.

In summation, Janelle noted: “Inviting guest speakers to your classroom is a not only a wonderful way for students to learn about a specific topic, but it also introduces them to other professions and career opportunities. Whether you invite a veteran, policeman, author, professor, nurse, veterinarian, dentist, musician, or lawyer, your students will leave the experience with more knowledge then they came into with.

Do you invite guest speakers to your classroom? Which speakers did you find had the most impact on your students and why?