wildviolet Posted October 5, 2012 Share Posted October 5, 2012 The 5-week course evaluations are in! Of course, being the perfectionist that I am, I attend more to the negative comments than to the positive ones. And, no, I cannot lower the amount of course readings. My first reaction was dismay. I let it stew for a few hours. And then voila! I realized that what counts more than my students’ evaluations of my teaching are my supervisor’s and colleagues’ evaluations of my reaction to my students’ evaluations. It’s kind of circular, but the point is that I needed some perspective. These students are with me for one semester–15 weeks. My colleagues will be with me–forever, in a sense. And my supervisor will evaluate me as long as I choose to TA for this course (which they hope will be for at least two more years). So, my reaction? Of course, there is always room for improvement. The reality, though, is that you can’t please everyone. So the thing is to make sure you know who you are supposed to please! Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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