Every year I start the school year by asking my middle schoolers these 10 questions! These questions not only help me design my instruction, but also help me figure out seating arrangements and help me get a more holistic view of my students.
The technology access question allows me to see what I can reasonably expect my students to be able to do at home throughout the year.
Any time we have a meeting to discuss a possible trouble student, I always reference this survey and look at the family dynamics question for an indicator of what might be going on at home.
The seating arrangement question allows me to help create a successful seating plan even early on in the year. Students feel like they are a part of the class because they feel like their voices were heard and their opinions and preferences matter!
This product includes a PDF of the 10 question survey as well as links to a Google Forms AND Google Doc version of the survey so that you can customize it to meet your needs or assign it digitally in a one-to-one classroom classroom!