The Classroom Critical Incident Questionnaire
Using a one-page form, and based on five open-ended questions, students write down details about events that happened during the week
- At the end of the last class session of the week, have students
anonymously complete a questionnaire to include the following questions:
- At what moment in the class this week did you feel most engaged with what was happening?
- At what moment in the class this week did you feel most distanced from what was happening?
- What action that anyone (teacher or student) took in class this week did you find most affirming and helpful?
- What action that anyone (teacher or student) took in class this week did you find most puzzling or confusing?
- What about the class this week surprised you the most? (This could be something about your own reaction to what went on, or anything else that occurs to you.)
- After analyzing and summarizing the feedback, share the results with your students, as well as the specific action(s) you intend to take as a result of their feedback.
- Instructors are alerted to potential problems before they get out of hand.
- It encourages students to reflect on their learning.
Brookfield, S.D. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. San Francisco: Jossey-bass Inc., 1995. 115. Print.