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Things We Want Our Learners to Say

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One of the best indicators that I am doing teaching right is the spontaneous comments made by my learners. This qualitative information, for me as an educator, is a much better measure of success in the classroom than any type of quantitative information.  What follows are some comments I love hearing from my learners:

  • I really like coming to class.
  • Can I stay in the classroom (for recess, for lunch, after school) so I can continue working on my project?
  • Is it time to go leave already?
  • I am a good learner.
  • I love learning new things.
  • I feel like I have a real voice in this classroom; that what I say matters.
  • I know I wasn’t successful with the assignment but I am going to use that information to improve.
  • Our class feels like a family.
  • You (the teacher) haven’t forgotten what it’s like to be a kid.

students say

Written by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

January 20, 2015 at 3:19 am

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  1. These are awesome! I love it when kids say things like this! Even more – when parents say that kids come home and it is “all they talk about!” LOVE IT!

  2. I wonder if there is a follow up of what teachers say when they leave the learning space? Thoughts?


    February 17, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    • That would be great research – the comments that teachers say at the end of the day!

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      February 17, 2015 at 8:52 pm

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