|Timestamp||The workshop was engaging.||I learned things that I can use in my classroom.||The presenter was well organized.||The presenter was friendly and treated participants with respect.||The pacing of activities was...||Favorite Activity||Least Favorite Activity||Something Positive||Something to Improve||Other Comments||Date of Workshop|
|1/16/2015 12:09:11||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||barbell problem||assessment piece at the end #fivewordsorless||I really enjoyed how engaging you were during the presentation. I also enjoyed the way you got us involved. It seemed genuine. You were trying to get us to think and make it make sense to us, not just check boxes.||very enjoyable.||1/16/2015|
|1/16/2015 12:11:07||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||100x100, phone charging, all the website resources, everything!||Nothing||Math --> Listening --> Math --> Listening ....etc.....||1/16/2015|
|1/16/2015 12:11:18||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||I noticed, I wonder||It was all good||Very engaging||1/16/2015|
|1/16/2015 12:11:19||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||session 1||season 6 or move it earlier||I loved session 1. It had a ton of great ideas and I felt very motivated.||I think that we could have not had session 6 or it could have just been left for us to look on your blog.||I loved the math- then listening, then math- then listening. ||1/16/2015|
|1/16/2015 12:12:44||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||notice and wonder||n.a||Thanks for inspiring me as an educator. More importantly, thanks for making me a better parent. I have four kids and struggle how to ask how their day was at school. |
Peace, from IL sound effects guy. Brian Phelan
|1/16/2015 12:15:37||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||Did well, and shared wonderful ideas.||Wish had more time.||Thank you for coming and sharing your expertise and for sharing these challenging and useful ideas. |
As we change our teaching/classes, it is scary but little bit by bit I believe we will see good things.
|Just wish we had more time to plan these things out and trying to do this during a the semester can be even more challenging. |
The more ideas and resources we have them better our planning/preparation will be.
|It was very enjoyable, thank you Michael.||1/16/2015|
|1/16/2015 12:17:52||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||Open Middle Problems||Five Practices Too Long||I liked that you gave us lots of things to do in the classroom but gave the "okay" to steal things and not make everything from scratch. Also, explaining that you still have the "boring bits" in your classroom is good for the more traditional teachers who are scared to start doing new things in the classroom.||I would have liked to have more time to talk about how to improve assessments.||Thank you so much! One thing I would love to know is the tips and tricks you use to create your presentations and the shortcuts on your laptop.|
Everyone learned a lot and we really appreciate you taking the time to come all the way to Illinois where there is no In-N-Out burger
|1/16/2015 12:24:41||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||I loved the open middle examples; non-example vs. good examples||My least favorite activity was the visual pattern but I would not suggest dropping it. I can thinking of nothing to drop.||I was blown away by your presentation style. I don't know your age but you spoke with such depth of knowledge and experience yet with crazy youth and energy.||Perhaps more "think-pair-share" time but it would need to be structured so as not to allow us (we teachers) waste time.||You responded to a question with "I like that question..." and you went on to state that you could not answer it specifically today. My take away from this was the respect you showed with a question that could have been perceived as a challenge to your presentation. I hope I can always show that respect to my students regardless of the my perceived quality of their questions.|
Additionally, I want you to know that it has been years since I have checked the most positive response for ALL the survey questions. Well done!
|1/16/2015 12:28:12||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||Noticing and Wondering||Compare three phases to 3-acts?||The humor and candor. You don't make it seem like you need to be superman to implement these ideas... and you model that the best stuff comes from building off others. None of us need to reinvent the wheel... just refine it. ||I have some notes on balancing "authoring" with "accountability" and I'm not sure what I was suppose to take from that.||Awesome.||1/16/2015|
|1/16/2015 12:28:31||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||Open/Middle Problems were great!||Nothing||I appreciated knowing that you talked about how in a normal classroom you can't replace the skill questions with task type of questions. It has to be a balance to achieve the greatest success for the students. It was a realistic approach to teaching and something obtainable!||A sheet that had all the websites on it. Something easy for me to reference without having to look through all the slides.||Thank you for rekindling my love for teaching and helping me find resources. It's hard to find "good" stuff!||1/16/2015|
|1/16/2015 12:32:17||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||open middle problems - loved the skittle problem!||Five Practices should be shorter||I really enjoyed the mix of information and tasks. You provided us with a lot of resources, which will be extremely helpful! You also have a great sense of humor.||I personally found the pacing on the Five Practices to be a little slow for my taste and would have liked to have spent more time on Assessments.||Thank you!!||1/16/2015|
|1/16/2015 12:34:01||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||Using students math mistakes.||Five practices.||There were many things I enjoyed:|
I really liked talking about the open middle problems. I also like the idea and challenge of asking less questions, because in order for our students to be problem solvers, they also need to be problem posers. I also plan to use more activities around student mistakes, and have students explain what the other students were thinking.
|Although I think talking about the five practices is valuable, it could have been done quicker, and then we also would have had more time at the end to talk about assessments.||Thanks for all of the great resources!||1/16/2015|
|1/16/2015 12:34:53||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||Open Middle||The Circles||It was engaging and fun. Ideas were easy to implement.||More on assessments.||1/16/2015|
|1/16/2015 12:35:45||Agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||Embracing mistakes of students||5 Practices for Effective Instruction||I really enjoyed all of the resources and ideas shared to help us incorporate ideas into the classroom. Too often I feel we are presented with all great ideas yet no ideas to make them a reality. I think I felt at the end that it wasn't just a great philosophical educational idea, rather something that I can actually do.||I did not take away much from the 5 Effective Practices, I am unclear as to what I was supposed to gain from that rather than just the practices themselves.||1/16/2015|
|1/16/2015 12:36:44||Agree||Agree||Agree||Strongly agree||Just right||visual patterns||i dont know||appreciated the pacing and the laid back humor. the visual patterns part was good because we got to actually do it.for me that helps me remember and understand it.||A little less talking and more doing. forced participation!||1/16/2015|
|1/16/2015 12:39:44||Agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Too slow ("Speed things up next time!")||Four corners/patterns activity||The 5 stages (anticipating, monitoring, ...)||You shared so many fantastic ideas that I plan on incorporating in my classroom. You also provided great resources that I cannot wait to access, such as the different blogs, search engines, task ideas, etc.||In the afternoon the 5 stages session was a little lengthy. I would have been really interested in spending more time on assessments and mistakes: those presentations seemed to be really interesting.||Thanks for coming to present!||1/16/2015|
|1/16/2015 12:42:48||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||It was all good!||Nothing.||I really liked your goals for us. Too often presenters just keep going through their presentation. I felt you nailed your presentation by giving us exactly what we needed to work on those five goals.||My interest was peaked when you spoke of some slides you wanted to show us that were missing....Now I really want to know what I missed! I enjoyed your presentation so much, I was left wanting more.||I have never been more impressed with a presenter, so in to his work, wanting to share his knowledge with colleagues. It was very evident you love what you do. You have sparked an interest in me - someone who is retiring soon - to not want to just get through the next couple of years, but really try to make a bigger difference with my students.|
|1/16/2015 12:43:21||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Strongly agree||Just right||Showing how to open the middle on questions||nothing. want more on rich assessments||Opening the middle of questions. It still requires students to know core math skills but at so much deeper of a level. I was working with students preparing for the ACT, they struggled with a question like, find the slope between the points (a, b) and (-a, b). I love this question, but most of our students struggle with the abstract nature because the don't really understand rate of change, they can at best crunch numbers.||More time. I would have liked more time on how to develop DOK 2 and DOK 3 questions. I learn best from seeing some examples. Loved everything you did today. Thanks||If not on the link already (I haven't looked yet), a summary page with all of the websites and twitter pages you reference listed together.|
Again, thanks for taking the time to share with us. Hope you made your flight.