~ Engage your students at the end of the semester / year.
~ Allow students to provide you with meaningful (anonymous) feedback on your classroom instruction.
~ Learn what worked well (and not so well) from students’ perspectives, and incorporate that feedback into your best teaching practice in the future.
~ Fully Editable Word Document, so that you can alter it should you need to, in order to meet your own personal needs.
Although it may seem rather scary to do, I find it invaluable to allow my students to rate their teacher at semester / year end. After all, if you are going to evaluate them, why not allow them to do the same for you? You can use this "Rate My Teacher" form to give students the opportunity to provide this feedback. Why? It helps me create a better class the next semester / year, and I always find it incredibly insightful to discover what students record as most memorable.
I make it a big deal in my classes. First, it is anonymous. Second, I leave the room as they fill them out. Third, I have the students seal them in an envelop and deliver them to the school secretary. I do not open them up until the final marks have been entered, and I make the students well aware of this.
Honestly, there may be a few that I get back that sting a little, yet I always try to find their motivation and their perspective for writing what they did. It can better inform my teaching practice and allow me to improve the following semester / year.
I challenge you to be brave, and allow your students the opportunity to provide you with meaningful feedback, just as you have been doing for them all year.