Affective student feedback

by Mr. Sheehy

In writing about my classroom, I am determined never to pretend things go better than they do, or that my students are succeeding more than they really are. Thus, I present a challenge quiz I gave to sophomores recently, a quiz that preceded one I mentioned in last week’s post about the ear. Before having students write on the actual quiz, where they were to write out Puck’s final monologue from A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a number of helps (sporadically placed key words to help them regain momentum), I asked them all to take a challenge-quiz, where they attempted to write the monologue on a blank piece of paper, with no help.

One student was not impressed with this little challenge. (The smiley face is something I added.)