Wednesday, June 06, 2007

I just got evaluated..

Last night, I offered the parents of the young students, and my older students a chance to evaluate the Karate program offered in my dojo, and my ability to teach as their Sensei.

I can't really tell you how I felt handing out these forms. I wasn't excited, or scared, or bothered. It was more like how I feel when I have to do the dishes. It was a feeling of "let's get this done.."

I purposely mixed up all of the sheets so that I wouldn't know which person said which comment, and waited until I was home to read them all.

To my delight, I received almost 100% positive numbers on my karate program, my knowledge, my preparation, communication skills, and their impression of me.

The most important aspect that was making these people unhappy was the lack of adequate parking in the area. I have to agree with them on that point. There needs to be more access to parking. I know that the facility is considering doing some changes this year, perhaps they will address this issue.

I found out that I do not need to do this assessment as often as I thought that I did. Therefore, I will wait for a good while before I send out the sheets again.

3 comments:

Steve said...

Glad that's working out.

John Vesia said...

Congrats on the positive feedback from your students, Mireille.

supergroup7 said...

I do wonder though... How accurate are these "assessment" forms?

I've learned through experience that statistics can be quite inaccurate.

I'm starting to think that the BEST judgement of how good I am as a Sensei would be if I see improvement in my students over time. I think that this would be a better indication than receiving positive ratings.