Relationships are the key to successful teaching.
The first step in developing relationships is to to learn about your students. One way to do that is to provide some tools for students to learn about themselves and to share that with you and their peers.
The key to building relationships is to learn about each other.
Adolescents are just beginning to see who they are and what they are capable of accomplishing. Our job as educators is to help our students understand how they learn and support them to meet their potential.
Learning Profile Inventories
Understanding how we learn, our learning profile, can be a great asset for meeting our goals. Guide your students to take inventories to better understand their uniqueness. First take them to see how you learn and interact with others. Then decide on which of these inventories you want to use with your students.
Jung Typology Test
This free personality test is based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ personality type theory.
True Color Personality Test
Answer 10 questions and identify what color represents you best.
Edutopia Multiple Intelligence Test
Your M.I.s are part of your learning profile. Bring a copy of your M.I. results to class (paper or electronic).
Educational Philosophy Inventory http://www.authenticeducating.com/education-philosophy-inventory/
Create a Survey to Get to Know Your Students
Example Surveys and Google Form Tools
- Garza, Trinidad. (June 14, 2016). Student Surveys: Using Student Voice to Improve Teaching and Learning, Edutopia. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/practice/student-surveys-using-student-voice-improve-teaching-and-learning
- Kiernan, Nancy Ellen (2004). Program Evaluation, University Park, PA: Penn State Cooperative Extension.Retrieved from http://extension.psu.edu/evaluation
- 15 Questions to Deepen Your Student Surveys, Mrs Geology Website, Retrieved from http://www.mrsgeology.com/student-survey-questions/
- Barrett, Tom. (2008). 10 Great Free Google Forms Every Teacher Should Be Using, Ed Technology & Mobile Learning Website, Retrieved from http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/07/10-great-free-google-forms-every.html
- Robert M. Groves, Floyd J. Fowler, Jr., Mick P. Couper, James M. Lepkowski, Eleanor Singer, & Roger Tourangeau. (2008). Survey Methodology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc. Retrieved from https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=ctow8zWdyFgC&oi=fnd&pg=PR15&dq=student+survey+methodology&ots=felNay-fU8&sig=g7XKMlYuddKf_AYlcLDrhLPSW3U#v=onepage&q=student%20survey%20methodology&f=false
- Survey Methodology References, Retrieved from https://docs.google.com/document/d/18M7NoqkuT0RD2ollusrd7A46hSBuS4wVtM4JXX46_8M/edit?usp=sharing