China 2010 – Day 11

Today I gathered surveys from the week. In an attempt to better teach, I have been surveying students for the past few days. It has helped tremendously. Like typical classes anywhere, when I ask for feedback from on class structure, curriculum materials or my teaching style, etc., I get little verbal response. Here it is even more pronounced. The students are very respectful and I don’t think they want to appear to be disrespectful. So, I decided to conduct anonymous surveys at the end of each class. I learn more about what is working and where I can improve each time I do this. It has sparked some fruitful conversations that better equip me for the task of teaching in a ESL classroom as well as bridging the cultural divide. Lots of learning 🙂 Another wonderful Chinese cultural sighting, I saw a girls gym class using swords. Too cool.