As teachers, we are always talking about giving feedback to our students rather than just a grade. A few of my students have written me goodbye/thank you letters as my practicum is coming to an end and these notes tell me much more to me than them just giving me a letter grade. This is a great reminder of the power of a few, authentic words.
Here are a few excepts from three different students:
I like how you taught us about extra topics in life like your lesson on plagiarism and copyright.
I really like your teaching style, especially how you show the videos that are related to what we are studying, especially the funny ones, like Simpsons and the rap video about Macbeth 🙂 . . . Thank you for teaching us, and you are an amazing teacher!!! Your class will be lucky to have you as a teacher. Thank you once again and good luck! Hope you see once again!
Thank you for your time and effort for teaching me. I hope to see you again in the future, and have you as my teacher again. I really enjoyed your classes.
I allowed my students and their friends to use the classroom after school on Thursdays as a study space while I stayed late to do marking and planning.