Exit Cards

I learned about Exit Cards this summer, when I was taking the Evaluation of Learning course. Exit Cards is a more general assessment method that combines the best of the Minute Paper and the Muddiest Point – and other assessment techniques. Basically it’s an umbrella term for enabling students to spend five minutes, at the end of class, thinking about the lesson and providing feedback to the instructor about what they have learned, or feedback about the teaching, or questions that remain about the lesson, or even a reflection on how they are learning – and what they could do better.

It’s so easy to prepare: simply take an index card, or an 8×11″ sheet of paper, and – before class – write the question to ask the students. One or two questions is sufficient, there’s no need to ask much more than that.

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Examples of Exit Cards – Vida Morkunas – CC Attribution, Non Commercial, Share Alike

All this to say that I fell in love with the concept, its freedom to setup, the great variety of questions that I could use with my students. Tonight I was busy wrapping up a few of my projects and was stressing out a bit – so I decided let the creative juices flow and create a little infographic about exit cards, hope you like it.

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Exit Cards – Vida Morkunas – CC Attribution, Non Commercial, Share Alike
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Exit Cards

Farewell to a beloved teacher

This video moved me very much because I remember spending 13 years in a small private school, and I remember how small and tight our community used to be.

But nothing prepared me for the emotion that I would feel, when watching the emotion and love as an entire school of young men said goodbye to a beloved teacher.

May we all be so loved and respected and celebrated at least once in our lives.

At assembly this morning we bid farewell to Mr. John Adams, the school Guidance Counsellor, who is retiring from teaching. Mr. Adams is moving to Nelson to be closer to his family so that he can dedicate more of his time to them. Mr. Adams has provided thirty years of dedicated service to Palmerston North Boys’ High School in New Zealand. (April 2016)
Farewell to a beloved teacher