I, too have found that students comments on ratemyteachers.com have been
mostly fair, perceptive, and often positive. The site does have editors so
that malicious or slanderous comments won't get posted.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Seiler" <email@example.com>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 8:38 AM
Subject: Re: ratemyteachers.com
> we are too far north yet for I think our students to know about this nor
> care. Not everyone yet is caught up to speed with online activity beyond
> simple email...but, out of curiosity I checked out a friend of mine
> science in Green Bay, a much larger system.
> Not totally surprised...I found five students that rated him. There
> comments were interesting....that he was tough, gave out lots of homework,
> but that he was perhaps one of the smartest teachers that one student
> new...and another said despite all the homework, they learned a great deal
> from him.
> While scary to imagine what students might say about you....I think he
> be surprised and pleased to know that his 20 years or so teaching has not
> been lost on the kids. Kids were able to see beyond the typical
> of homework and toughness.
> What the implications are in the long run for teachers is hard to say.
> Larry S.