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Learning about Your Students through Bio Sheets

The more we know about our students, the easier it is to create a learning community and help them connect new learning to what they already know. To learn more about your students, you might consider administering a "Bio Sheet" early in the semester. The following are examples of questions or statements to consider when developing a Bio Sheet.

Bio Sheet

Name:
 

How would you like to be addressed in this course?
 

Finish the following statements:
 

I came to LCC because
 

I am taking this class because
 

Career Interest(s):
 

Extracurricular Interests/Hobbies:
 

Favorite Book:
 

Favorite Movie:
 

The best teacher I have had did these three things:
 

One thing I am interested in learning about is:
 

What experiences (positive or negative) have you had related to (Insert Course Name or Topic)?
 

What would make it possible for you to learn in this course?
 

What would make it difficult for you to learn in this course?
 

Is there anything else you would like me to know relevant to your role as a learner?
 

References

Millis, Barbara. "Linking Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) to Research on How People Learn." Excellence in Teaching Program. Reno: U. of Nevada, 2005. PDF file.

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