We are working our way through this wild semester! I hope that you have all still managed to learn something. Many of you are essential workers (some in the medical field), or have dealt with incredible family and financial upheaval this semester. While this hasn’t been perfect and certainly nothing any of us signed up for, I am very grateful to share this time with you. I apologize for some of my lapses; I’ve attempted to be very understanding of all of yours and I really do feel this has been somewhat of a success despite the crazy circumstances. Those of you who took me up on phone conferences it was very good to get to interact with you in a new way inside the “virtual classroom.”
All of this fanfare leads us up to the next project where you get to evaluate me! I’ll detail the requirements below but this will be worth 50 points instead of the standard 25 because it’s REALLY IMPORTANT that I know how to improve. None of us have ever really done this before so the learning is going both ways (as all good classrooms should).
Purpose of this assignment:
I have spent the semester, thus far, evaluating all of you; now, you will get the chance to evaluate me. As we all struggle to learn a new way of “interacting” and learning I think it’s important to document the ways in which I could improve. Please keep in mind that my original design of this course was entirely different (none of us signed up to teach or learn this way) but if this is going to become a new normal I would love to hear from you about what you would prefer to see and what things you would like to see changed.
What you need to do:
Write a 5 page paper in MLA using our original feedback method.
-3 things I did well.
-3 things I need to improve upon.
These points need to be well though through and include constructive criticism. This paper is entirely your own perspective and does not require any outside sources/works cited page.
When it is due:
This paper will be due by Sunday the 24rd of May at 11:59 PM.
Where will you turn it in:
You will submit it via canvas under the assignment tab, or as a last resort you may submit it to me via canvas messaging.
This has definitely been the most bizarre semester I have ever taught and the second weirdest semester I have ever participated in, (someday maybe I’ll tell you about studying at the Rothberg international school during the second intifada and getting rocketed repeatedly), but all that is to say I have very much enjoyed sharing this time with you, and I really wish I could have spent more time in the classroom with y’all. There are so many activities that we didn’t get a chance to do and won’t, and so many discussions we didn’t and won’t get to have, but I am grateful for your feedback and trying to learn new approaches going forward.