I can’t resist the chance to hear more about what my students are thinking—both what they are thinking in terms of physics and what they are thinking in terms of their learning. So I send my students a lot of surveys throughout the year.
A couple of surveys that I tried last year were based on Colleen’s Participation Goals (see this post of hers, although I know that she has changed how she has implemented it from what is described there). I gave the same questions this week to my 10th graders (about half of whom had answered these questions last year in my 9th grade Chemistry class).
Here are a small sample of student responses. I’m most interested in how many students are starting to reflect about (and make goals about) listening to others, making sure others are involved, and working in groups.