Many thanks go to Aric Foster (the survey he shared is HERE), Jarred Amato (his survey is HERE), and Adam Schoenbart (his survey is HERE), for sharing their surveys via Twitter in the past two weeks. These acted as the catalyst that got me modifying my own. I stole many questions from them (all high school English teachers), and merged them with questions I've had from previous years.
These are on Google Docs - feel free to copy and modify to make one your own.
(If you have a co-teacher, make sure you put his or her name on a version of this, as well!)
There is one question in this EOY survey that asks about students' favorite books. The day I hand out these surveys, we'll spend some time looking at the books we've read (I collected them HERE from our in-class independent reading log). We'll talk about our favorites and come up with a few to recommend to next year's seventh graders. I'll either cut out or type up their explanations on this survey for their favorite books, and add a photo of the book to go with it for our first bulletin board of the 2016-2017 school year.
(this one is a Google form I email)
I'm excited to pour over their brutally honest answers, and learn from them once again.
Update: Need more encouragement?
"Why Teachers Should Seek Feedback from Their Students" by Richard Bruford 7/8/16
4 Pieces of Feedback that Teachers Should Collect From Their Students by Richard Bruford 7/13/16