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Instructor: Christina Keaulana

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ED285, Spring 2014
ED294, Spring 2014
SPED444, Spring 2014
ED285, Fall 2013
SPED487, Fall 2013
SPED445, Summer I 2013
ED284, Spring 2013
SPED304, Spring 2013

Christina Keaulana: ED285, Spring 2014

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Education
Course: ED 285 - Intro to Classroom Management Crn (Section): 53131 (0)    
1. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
2. Other comments:
I would say that professor Christina is a very cool and caring person. She cares about her student's learning.She also understood the hard time that I had when my grandpa past away.I enjoyed her class, and every other morning that I wake up im excited to go to her class because she makes class fun and easy to understand..I highly request for other students to take her class.
Engaging, interesting, and inspiring. I had fun learning in this class
I enjoyed ED 285, Into to Classroom Management. I learned a great deal of what to expect, when becoming a teacher. I enjoyed the assignments, which will help with lesson plans. I enjoyed Ms. Keaulana's knowledge of school setting and children's behavior. I've learned a great deal in this class and for that I feel great full for the knowledge I have learned. I also followed her advice about keeping all lesson plans and assignments that we have completed. It would help us with are own lesson plans one day in the near future. I especially enjoyed the classroom discussions. This made everyone in the classroom open up. It made us interact with one another on a day by day basis. By the middle of this semester I learned all of my classmates names, because of class discussions. I also enjoyed class presentations. This was a fun class for me.
Christina Keaulana is an excellent teacher with an a great hand in experience teaching at all different levels. She makes you feel smart and that you can handle a challenge that is thrown at you.
Christina is a wonderful instructor. She is pleasant, welcoming and friendly. I enjoy coming into her class. Seeing an educator like her makes me excited and proud to one day become an educator. She is truly an inspiration to me and to every student that crosses her path, and I say this with complete confidence. She NEEDS to teach more courses. I want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH CHRISTINA! Its people like you that inspire others. <3
Mrs. Keaulana is an awesome teacher who used her actual teaching experience to help us relate what we will one day experience as educators ourselves. She has a great sense of humor and always kept class interesting. Love that she promotes a healthy lifestyle and taking care of our community/environment.
You make this class so fun and engaging! Although we do tend to stick to the same groups, we ARE able to move around to have the chance to meet and get to know our classmates. The fact that you allow us to do the forums in-class rather than online is great. Because it gives me the chance to talk about things I was unclear about, and get to really engage with different views/ideas. Super straightforward directions and lots of examples makes completing the assignments 5000% easier. Always welcoming us to talk outside of class if we need anything.
Interesting and fun. Learned a lot of things.
Christina Keaulana really made me feel excited to start the part of my life to become a teacher. With her insights and experiences she has shared, she really allows her students to feel comfortable in the classroom and elevated us out of our comfort zone. She was fair to every student and treated everyone as equally. I really enjoyed her class and how she took the time to get to know all her students.
This course alone has taught me so much about the world of education - what to expect and how to handle certain situations. Professor is excellent. She has a lot of experience and shares with us personal stories and strategies to use in the future.
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over all Ms. Tina was passionate about her subject matter. During the entire semester, Ms. Tina had the ability to teach the required content. One of the highest qualities about Ms. Tina, was her professionalism, along with her dedication to her work - and the work of her students. She was always free for any questions student might have, along with the ability to work with individuals that didn't understand lesson and content. One of Ms. Tina's highest qualities was her ability to motivate the students. Overall she would come highly recommended if the any of my peers inquired about a class and teacher to take.
She is a very great and intriguing teacher. Loves her job and her passion shows within her teaching.
* Showing 12 out of 13 survey responses.

 

Christina Keaulana: ED294, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Education
Course: ED 294 - Intro Multicultural Education Crn (Section): 52419 (0)    
1. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
2. Other comments:
Same teacher as my 285. Very great teacher!!!
Fun while you learn (:
She's an amazing instructor, she challenges you to think outside the box and exceed. I learned a lot in her class, and i really enjoyed it. It was never boring. She makes you want to participate, and she's very caring and generous.
Very fun class! Professor Keaulana is a great and intelligent teacher. She is so fun to be around, talented and very knowledgeable because of all her pass experiences. She calls them mistakes, but those are experiences we learn from and I love hearing all the stories she has to tell us. Makes us learn so much from her! Thank you professor!
I love how Mrs. Keaulana made the students feel very welcome and would shake our hands or say hello. She really showed she cared for her class. I also love the fact that everyone felt comfortable enough to learn as a group and speak up. I think that is very important as a teacher and student interaction. It made me really see how I want to do the same for my future classes. I also like that the homework load was balanced and gave us a lot of time to do our assignments. I was glad that our forum was actually learned in class instead of just posting or reading on our own. One thing I would advice is to have the students work on the Keaulana project in the beginning that way there is a lot of time to get it done. She made me look forward to coming to class even if I was tired or anything. Bonus is she gave us snack to eat!
I learned different perspectives and aspects about multiculturalism. I had no idea what to expect but granted a very great experience was the outcome. This gave me an opportunity to prepare and have better insight of the numerous applications I may one day have to turn to as a reference. I recommend this class to all who not only will be a teacher eventually, but all, who will teach in Hawaii especially. Thank you for the awesome class!
I learned about many cultures. I enjoyed the warm ups and small group discussions.
I enjoyed ED 294, Intro Multicultural Education. I enjoyed learning about different cultures, racism against religion, ethnicity and sexual preference. I especially enjoyed having debates in class with other students. At times when you wanted to be on the other side of the debate, because you didn't have anything to say. A lot of times I found myself in the middle of most debate situations. I was more of a neutral party of certain discussions taking place at the time. I didn't realize racism is still really rooted in certain parts of America or the extremes some people chose to take it to in the past. Although, I am from Hawaii I didn't think racism was such a problem here. I guess I've never been around it to see the impact it has. But after learning about racism that has lead to violence here in Hawaii, I was shocked. This is a very great course to take, I've learned a great deal from this class.
Keaulana is very passionate in the subject. She makes class fun and enjoyable. i would recommend this instructor to another student. the work was good and she graded fairly.
Mrs. Keaulana is a wonderful teacher who genuinely cares about her students. I learned so much in her class and you learn a lot through the interesting projects assigned. She made the classroom such a safe environment and I think all of us felt comfortable talking about even the most controversial issues in the classroom.
Christina is an awesome teacher with an immense amount of experience which she shared with us. We as a class were able to learn from her experiences which to me is invaluable.
Just keep doing what you're doing. It would have been even better if we had gotten to go out on a field day or even out of our own classroom to learn for the day.

Christina Keaulana: SPED444, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Special Education
Course: SPED 444 - Ed Excpt Stdnts Reg Clsrms Ele Crn (Section): 89136 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.33 21 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 12 (57%) 6 (29%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.71 21 0.46 Freq(%) 6 (29%) 15 (71%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 15 (71%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 21 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (29%) 14 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 21 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 5 (24%) 13 (62%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 21 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 6 (29%) 12 (57%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 21 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 5 (24%) 11 (52%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 14 (67%)
9. Assignments and assessments in this course were related to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 21 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (33%) 13 (62%)
10. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 21 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (29%) 14 (67%)
11. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 14 (67%)
12. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 21 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 13 (62%)
13. What did you like best about the course?
That it was online
The class is well structured, encourages students to share perspective as well as read other students perspectives is a great way to be open to new and fresh ideas. Professor Christina Keaulana response to email quickly as well as posting grades. She provides clear instructions as well as helping the student who needs help. I had some problems with an assignment and she helped me even went as far as giving me writing example as what was expected. It has been a great learning experience and stress free!
Online and course work wasn't too bad.
the fact that I can do my best from understanding each individual student standpoint from the articles and videos
I liked that Professor Keaulana provided feedback on all assignments instead of merely giving a grade.
The assignments were relevant to the course.
the class taught me alot about students with all abilities.
I liked that all assignments and forums were posted at the beginning of the semester and that we were allowed to do the assignments ahead of time if that worked for us. That was really helpful for me because I could focus on other classes when I was ahead in Christina's class.
the resources that were provided for us to read/watch
This class was good, and know I have a better understanding of how I can differentiate my instruction to fit the needs of all students.
The overall course material and course work.
I liked that half of the assignments were discussion. We could see other peoples work and give feedback as well as receive feedback from our classmates.
it was online
The course used and gave me a lot of resources to use for my future classes.
Creative and thought-provoking assignments.
I liked how organized and easy to follow it was. Expectations were clear.
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
The teaching of the course was fine, there's only little you can do for an online course.
She is doing a great job!
Better instructions and clearer instructions.
None, you are doing a good job
For the assignments, I would have liked if there was a short introduction on the topic (maybe a short paragraph) before having to read the material and watch videos.
The grading process was unfair sometimes due to the lack of explanation of expectations.
maybe explain more in the assignments it was confusing on some such as this weeks homework
I think it was fine the way it was.
Nothing! I liked the balance between forums and assignments!
Nothing, her course was perfectly designed and executed.
I think the course is pretty good. Considering it's an online course, she provided us with reading and resources with each section we were learning.
be more clear on what is expected for assignments
I think she's doing a great job. Just a few more simple reminders of when assignments are due. Because it's an online course, it's hard to keep up when there's no face to face interaction.
Continue to do what she is doing.
Not sure, I think she's doing an excellent job!
15. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.48 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 7 (33%) 12 (57%)
16. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.57 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 5 (24%) 14 (67%)
17. Other comments:
Be open to students who missed assignments for valid reasons. There's one thing to be strict and another to be understanding. If the reason is valid, show a little empathy toward the situation.
I would recommend her to anyone interested in SPED and would take another class from her. Thanks Professor C. Val Kekahuna
have a good summer and thanks for putting up with me. I wish I can do a lot better. =D
Excellent instructor who teaches the material well
Some assignments need more clarification or examples in order to know what are the expectations of that particular assignment
N/A
Thank you for all the feedback on my work and speedy grading! (:

Christina Keaulana: ED285, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Education
Course: ED 285 - Intro to Classroom Management Crn (Section): 53494 (0)    
1. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.38 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
2. Other comments:
NA
Teacher is very nice Class is fun. Recommend to all students
Christina Keaulana is a wonderful teacher that mixes technology, guest speakers, small group participation, student lesson presentations, forums, and student discussion. She is very supportive and encouraging. I would highly recommend her class to students.
I thought this class was fun and really worthwhile. I enjoyed coming to class everyday and learning about different techiniques not only from my teacher but also from my peers. So many different types of learning styles displayed not only by my peers but also from the teacher.
The class was very fun and I learned some new things. Many of the lesson taught were very useful and were geared towards elementary and secondary education practices. The instructor is very personable and shows how much she cares about the teaching profession.
Class was very informative and kept a fast tempo to stay interesting.
Class assignments were relevant and useful. Fun class, but wish people took it more seriously.
The class was very informative and had a lot of useful information. Really taught me the importance of being prepared and organized. Mrs. Keaulana was a great teacher, and I really enjoyed her teaching. She was really approachable and readily shared her experiences (which were many!) in the classroom. She was also very adaptable and would try her best to address any specific issues that arose in our class concerning the subject manner.

Christina Keaulana: SPED487, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Special Education
Course: SPED 487 - Char/Strat Tchg At-Risk Stdnts Crn (Section): 78976 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.0 12 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.91 12 0.3 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%) 7 (58%)
9. Assignments and assessments in this course were related to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
10. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
11. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
12. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
13. What did you like best about the course?
The guest speakers
The teacher had extensive background in the content area she was teaching and bright in multiple guest speakers that gave us a different perspective.
The course was very interactive. I enjoyed listening to all the different guest speakers with their various background experiences dealing with youth.
I really appreciated that we got to listen to so many guest speakers. It showed me that even though we do live on an island there are a lot of resources out there for us to utilize.
It was very engaging and relatable. It was a great resource to have guest speakers come in and talk to us and give us real life feedback and information.
the knowledge i learned in this class and how i effective strategies i learned to help my students better in my class
I thought that Christina was very engaging and always kept us entertained throughout the whole class.
- Our guest speakers -Christina has experienced so many different things. I was hearing information straight from the source and I appreciate that.
That it was engaging and provided us with real life experiences.
I liked seeing the guest speakers and hearing Christina's stories
The specific topics really helped to engrain material and make it meaningful, rather than teaching just a broad overview of the topic. I will forever remember the videos, activities, etc. because they were so engaging and sensory.
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
The hw schedule started to get a little confusing when the guest speakers began canceling. I guess cannot help, but maybe find a way to get around that. For example, send out/post a new schedule each time or list a backup hw ahead of time if the speaker were to cancel. I appreciate you taking the time to send us email reminders for the hw though. That really helped.
It seemed that my group might've been unclear on the requirements for the presentation about the school shootings. I felt that most things that were required were presented but not necessarily written on the powerpoint and that lead us to a low grade.
I think the grading objectives should be clearner for some of the in class work.
Nothing
maybe take us on a field trip
For the high profile shooting case, a lot of us were surprised with our grades because we followed everything on the rubric, but some of the groups only got 10/20 points. I think the expectations should be expressed more clearly.
Provide feedback on assignments, and for projects, review our work and return feedback before grading final (several of our groups received low grades on the project)
15. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
16. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
17. Other comments:
Good luck in teaching your courses next semester. Have a nice winter break!
Christina is such a great instructor and I would want her to teach all of my classes if she could. She makes content very relatable and manages to keep us engaged throughout the whole class.
Great instructor who provide real life experiences that we should know when entering our career as educators.
Please keep the films about Malala and Precious - these really stuck to us, on an emotional level.
Christina is one of the best professors I've ever had. She's very knowledgable with at risk students and was able to make the class so much more personal by sharing personal first hand experiences in her teaching career.

Christina Keaulana: SPED445, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Special Education
Course: SPED 445 - Ed Excpt Stdnts Reg Clsrms Sec Crn (Section): 91406 (601)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.18 11 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 1 (9%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%)
9. Assignments and assessments in this course were related to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
10. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
11. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 11 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
12. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
13. What did you like best about the course?
Some of the videos and articles were quite good.
Professor Keaulana had excellent feedback. Her comments really showed her enthusiasm for the Special Education in whole. I really enjoyed her class, and wished she could teach more classes. Her compassion is another great quality that many professors lack. Thank you Professor for such a great informative and thorough course. It's amazing how much information she was able to convey to her students in such a short period of time!
Well, what I first thought was going to be its weakness ended up being its strength. At first, I was irritated that the course required us to make our own web pages and blogs. However, after getting used to it I thought it was great.
I really enjoyed the course content and the teaching aspects of Special Education. I enjoyed the readings and videos as well.
The quizes
I liked this course because I learned a lot about SPED and it opened up my eyes to many different types of people. Christina Keaulana was very nice and helpful in all the assignments. I like the games she made us play because we all learn differently and it helped me understand the material very well. She always got back to us by email very quickly and our grades were very fair and she explained why she liked it or why she tool off points. She was also very understanding when we were trying to figure out how to work the site. All in all, I really enjoyed her class.
The different easpects to teaching special education. Special ed students are comprised of many different students who have different disabilities, needs, and wants.
Presentation of information through different media: print, video. Online participation allowed inclusion of "too much" information for consumption. Good practical experience with technology (web/blog creation).
I like that there were various different sources to get our information from. Some sources are more detailed than others, but for the most part you could pick and choose quite a few and it would cover most to all the main ideas we needed for the section to match our schedules. For me having videos to watch made it easier for me to understand most of the content. For me it made the readings easier to understand. The additional power point slides were also useful too and could be used as a brief outline of what to expect from the readings as well.
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Make the syllabus a little more detailed, especially with regard to rules about using the weebly website for blogs.
Well she has exceeded the 100% efficiency in her course. But perhaps with her vast knowledge of the content and her clear cut ways to convey the content, she could teach some other professors how to teach the content in the manner she did.
Christina should take a look at the curriculum posted on the Weebly site to see whether links are working and if the posted papers, etc are correctly formatted for easy reading. The grading scale of the course and overall course set up (various tabs for different blogs) may be better and better organized.
I think she should put in more games because I really it and I learned a lot from it.
Instead of having the dealine at noon of thursday everyweek, midnight would be better as most online assignments for other classes are like that as well. It makes it easier for students since we have work and other things to do and feel rushed if assignements need to be turned in at midday.
This was my first completely "online" course. I'm not sure that any face-to-face time with the class/instructor was necessary, but I think that opportunity, even just once, would have been helpful to build a relationship with cohorts too.
The only improvement I can think of at this time would be adding in the syllabus for the first week about tips of how to prepare and study for the summer session class which was provided after the first week's assignments were due. There appeared to be a tremendous amount of information to read through and review to meet the assignment and quiz deadline by the first Thursday of the week and I felt very rushed to do everything. Of course, I registered for the class later than most students so I did not get the earlier email sent out with the syllabus and class schedule. If I was able to receive that email earlier, I may have been able to prepare ahead of time more efficiently. Otherwise, everything was self-explanatory and provided. Just a few broken or outdated links to videos or readings were present were the only problems present. If possible, check the website to make sure the links work. Otherwise, missing links were not significant loss in material for things we needed to know. I just would've appreciated having some of those video links work as I focused better when watching those.
15. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.27 11 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
16. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
17. Other comments:
The comments by the instructor on the blogs were appreciated and helpful.
Difficult with blogging every once in a while but not teachers fault system has kinks.
Thank you Professor!! Hope to meet you one day!
As an elective class I found it informative and interesting.
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very informative. time well spent to learn about a very complicated topic. thank you.
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Christina Keaulana: ED284, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Education
Course: ED 284 - Foundations of Inclusion Teach Crn (Section): 57059 (0)    
1. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
2. Other comments:
I appreciate all the comments and advice I've received from Mrs. Keaulana. She truly is passionate about teaching all students and building stronger communities.
The modules for the most part were easy to follow. The instructor was easy to communicate with and available. Grading was efficient which allowed me to see how I was doing in the class. The teacher gave a fair amount of time to complete the assignments. I thank her for her comments and valuable insight on my assignments.
I'm glad to have taken this course. It really taught me a lot. I believe that the assignments in this course prepared me in my future journeys in working with different types of children. Thank you Professor Christina for being very helpful and answering any questions that I had about the assignments.
The course is excellent but, Due to unforeseen problems and a new professor taking over the course the online information was not always correct or clear. Some of the links did not work and some where missing. However, when ever I called and asked for assistance the professor was very helpful in clearing up the confusion. With out this professor taking over this class I would not have the credits I needed to transfer this semester.
Interesting readings. I enjoyed the text and assignments.

Christina Keaulana: SPED304, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Special Education
Course: SPED 304 - Fnds Inclusive Schlg Crn (Section): 3305 (431)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.78 9 1.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
9. Assignments and assessments in this course were related to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
10. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
11. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
12. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
13. What did you like best about the course?
The best thing I like about the course is the teacher. I felt that she provided me with the best help possible.
The content. With inclusion being a common practice, this is a great course to take. It prepares the beginning teacher with knowledge on various types of disabilities that the children we are working with are going to have.
I like how the course showed us real life experiences through videos from teachers, students, and families around the world and see that they can do normal things despite having disabilities.
How much experience the instructor had in the field.
There was a lot of feedback on our discussions. We were able to prepare for the blackboard collaborate meetings since Professor sent out questions prior to the meetings.
the feedback that was personalized.
group discussions
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I feel that she need not improve on her course she is doing just fine.
She did a great job!
By making the homework more understandable.
Nothing she did an awesome job
collab sessions at 3 are impossible for working people to make. but i do appreciate being able to listen to them on recordings.
15. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
16. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
17. Other comments:
Mahalo for the opportunity to be in your course.
caring, compassionate
Great semester! Thank you!
Thank You!