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* 1.  My teacher wants us to respect each others’ opinions.

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* 2. My teacher encourages us to share ideas and opinions with one another in class.

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* 3. My teacher tries to help when I am struggling to understand something.

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* 4. My teacher wants us to understand our work, not just memorize it.

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* 5.  My teacher points out those students who get good grades as an example to all of us.

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* 6. I’m certain I can contribute some good ideas and thinking in this class.

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* 7. My teacher asks me to explain and give reasons for what I think.

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* 8. I can engage in all the learning activities in class if I don’t give up.

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* 9. My teacher listens to what I have to say.

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* 10. My teacher gives us assignments and lessons that pushes me to think hard about what we are studying.

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* 11. My teacher encourages us to build on and extend other people’s ideas.

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* 12.  My teacher encourages us to get to know all the other student in class.

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* 13. My teacher respects my opinion and encourages my ideas.

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* 14. My teacher lets us know if we do worse than most of the other students in class.

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* 15.  I’m certain I can understand and master the ideas taught in class this year.

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* 16. My teacher gives us time to really explore and understand new ideas.

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* 17. My teacher tells us how we compare to other students.

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* 18. My teacher encourages us to discuss our work with classmates.

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* 19. My teacher does not let us make fun of someone who gives a wrong answer.

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* 20. My teacher makes sure that the work I do really makes me think.

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* 21. My teacher lets us know which students get the highest scores on a test or quiz.

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* 22. My teacher presses me to think deeply and go beyond just finding the answer.

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* 23. My teacher understands how I think and learn.

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* 24. My teacher thinks mistakes are okay as long as we are learning.

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* 25. My teacher does not allow students to make fun of other students’ ideas in class.

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* 26. Even if the ideas are difficult and hard to understand, I can learn them.

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* 27. My teacher makes sure that students don’t say anything negative about each other in class.

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* 28. My teacher really wants us to enjoy learning new things.

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* 29. My teacher makes it obvious when certain students are not doing well on their work.

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* 30. My teacher lets us ask other students when we need help with our work.

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* 31. I’m certain I can figure out how to do the most difficult and challenging assignments.

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* 32. My teacher recognizes us for trying hard and taking chances.

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* 33. My teacher encourages me to do my own thinking.

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* 34. People say that you go to school to learn.  What does “learning “mean to you?

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* 35. Sometimes you feel like you have been in a class where there was good teaching going on. What does “good teaching” mean to you?

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