It’s hard to believe that the spring semester of lessons is coming to a close. One of the most helpful things I ever started doing was scheduling Year-End Evaluations at the last lesson of the spring semester. Last week I sent home Student and Parent Questionnaires with each of my students. Next week, parents will attend the lesson with their child(ren) and we will use the time to discuss their questionnaire answers, go over my evaluation of each student, figure out summer plans, and discuss future goals and ideas for each student.
A handful of my studio parents attend every lesson, so I see them all year long, but for those who don’t, this is a great opportunity to catch up and make sure we’re all headed in the same direction. It also gives them a chance to voice any concerns or share ideas for working more effectively with their child(ren). I really love spending this time with the families and would highly recommend it for any teacher!
Here are a few links for free forms that you are welcome to download, adapt, and use in your own studio:
Year-End Evaluation Forms – this is a generic form that I use for every student. It takes a good bit of time for me to do this, but it is so helpful to think back over the past year and be intentional about future planning.
Year-End Student and Parent Questionnaires – a sample form that I used several years ago.
2011 Year-End Parent Questionnaire – I like to tweak the forms a bit each year to solicit specific feedback. This is what I’m using for the parents this year.
2011 Year-End Student Questionnaire – this year’s version.