On the first day of school, my students complete a detailed student survey. It is designed to collect basic information and help me get to know my new students. The more I know about them, the easier it is for me to design and facilitate learning opportunities that will appeal to them.
I also hope that taking the time to ask them questions, instead of simply inundating them with information, will communicate my genuine interest in them as individuals.
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Instead of sending this survey home, I build it into a station rotation lesson on the first day of school. Students complete this survey and join our Remind text message group in one of our online stations.