The beginning of every school year is always a little exciting but also a little nerve racking, too. It always takes awhile to get to know your students and parents. Through the years, I have tried different things to facilitate the getting to know you stage. I always want to speed it up, if I could. I tried a variety of things from Back to School nights before the school year began to written surveys that parents filled out. I think parents hold back because they are not anonymous when they are filling out a survey. Our year together might be smoother if I knew exactly what their expectations were for their child, our school, and me.
Today I had an epiphany! The Survey Monkey site might be a better way for parents to communicate this information to teachers. The site has a free option and you can write your own questions. Parents can remain anonymous and hopefully you will get some useful information.
I wanted to check out the site so today I wrote a 10 question survey. Would you mind taking a few minutes to fill out my survey? Thank you!