August 31, 2010
String teacher Margaret Brown had never been a morning person. “I used to come into class very quiet in the morning,” says Brown, the director of orchestras at McKinney North High School in McKinney, Texas, and secretary of the Texas Orchestra Directors Association.
A teacher can uncover a wealth of information about his or her own performance through a simple student evaluation. Bruce Wood, an associate professor of music education at Texas Tech University and director of the Texas Tech String Project, has created an evaluation with nine open-ended questions that can uncover students’ opinions about their teacher.