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Instructor: Ginger Reinke

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SPAN101, Fall 2010
SPAN101, Fall 2009

Ginger Reinke: SPAN101, Fall 2010

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Spanish
Course: SPAN 101 - Elem Spanish I Crn (Section): 45599 (0)     45600 (0)    
1. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
2. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
3. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
4. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
5. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
6. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
7. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
8. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
9. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I can't imagine how she could improve the course. It was fun and interactive.
take control of immature students who disrupt the rest of the class
I loved having her as a spanish teacher. She was really precise and organized. She would make sure that the students both begginner and novice understood what she was explaining. Very good teacher!
I dont know if theres any way she can improve the course, but i did have a hard time with it. Theres so much information to be learned in such a short time and unfortunatly I got injured throughout the semester. This injury caused me to miss some classes. When I returned to class I was very behind and had a difficult time finishing the semester.
If there was a way to handle disruptive students effectively, the experience would be much different. However, she handled it to the best of her ability and it worked out well. In teaching styles, she's my favourite. I might feel a little like I'm back in primary school, but that's kind of the point with languages, especially if they are being taught to adults. There isn't need for improvement that I can see, although I know she alters her course material a little every year to suit so perhaps she's got it covered.
Ginger is doing a great job teaching, i don't think she needs to improve on anything.
Nothing to change. The class was great.
Maybe more vocabulary review from past chapters would be helpful.
She can be more respectful next time.
Ginger does not need to improve...I believe the one in charge of the Spanish criteria needs improvement. The books that we used were put together for cost effect. Yes cost is an issue, however students need to learn with the correct material...not something that is just thrown together to keep cost down.
Ginger is a great teacher. She always makes the class exciting and teaches in a way that keeps me paying attention
Add more discussion activities with the students, it helps to have conversation and the words and sentences seem to come more naturally when social activities in the class are practiced. I enjoyed these activities in the class.
I'm not to sure there is anything I can say to add. I loved the class!
there is nothing for the professor to improve ;if there something that she has improved on in her teaching skills i would like to find out about them.
None. Had a lot of fun! I love the way she teaches.
less homework
She did an amazing job, I'm not sure if I will continue to learn Spanish but from what I learned I'm really grateful.
Nothing that I can suggest. It is a very well organized course.
Ginger was the best Spanish teacher I've ever had and I wish I had some constructive criticism for her but I don't except for she is the best!
I believe the class time was a little tight, perhaps class time should be 20-30 minutes longer.
I think she did a very wonderful job on teaching this subject. she tried to make the language clear and understandable.
Have students spend more in class doing fun learning speaking tasks. This could be done with two - three students and then after mid-term have them do some individual ones so, it can prepare them for the final project.
10. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Ginger is so energetic and fun that you just get excited to learn Spanish. She makes the projects really interactive and keeps everyone motivated. You can really tell she loves teaching and she will bend over backwards to help her students succeed.
In class activities.
the quiz/test preparation
Gingers enthusiasm.
Ginger Reinke made the class fun. She brings a lightness to the classroom creating a easier learning environment. She creates many exercises to help us associate the information easier.
I liked the class group work, and that help was always available.
I really enjoyed the lectures, if I'm honest. She made them fun and interesting and unique. You almost forget you're in a room learning Spanish for nearly 3 hours.
I like how she puts us in groups so we can know to speak the spanish material we learned that day.
The hands on help her and the assistant teacher gave. They made sure nothing was foggy before moving on.
I like how Ginger uses speaking tasks and games to make the material stick. Breaks are always at the right time, just when frustration sets in. It's perfect how Ginger is always so accessable and helpful in and out of class.
I really don't like her class, the environment is just not a great vide. She doesn't put time to help us. She should help more instead of going on and on about nonsense.
Ginger our teacher.
I enjoyed all aspects of this course!
The discussion activities with other students in the class
I liked how laid back and relaxed everything was and how much help was available at all times :)
the one on one help she gives w/ a student.
everything!
The fact that she spoke in spanish and english. I would have been lost lost lost otherwise.
all the class activites that we did. It really helped with breaking the ice.
When she had us speak in front of the class, it made me feel like i was part of an assignment.
Ginger was always up beat and looked very happy teaching Spanish. It made it all the more fun and interesting.
There are no aspects of the course that I dislike. It is meeting my goal to be a Spanish speaking, reading and writing American.
Very helpful in explaining the subject and very patient when someone doesn't understand.
I liked her group in class assignments, those were fun!
The orginization of assingments due for each week of the semester.
The classromm morale was always positive, it was always a helpful environment with group participation.
I was very intrested in the subject/ language so overall, i like everything about the class its very fun learning a new language.
The textbook and audio were very helpful.
11. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I'm so glad to have had Giner for Spanish. If it wasn't for her I probrably would have dropped out several time already. There isn't anyone I would recommend more!!
AWESOME!!! =)
I think overall from what I have experienced Ginger has maintained a professional classroom, positive learning environment learning a second language. Best way to learn is to have fun. I feel Ginger has done that and also are very fair with every student regardless of age, gender or whatever. She respects everyone equally.
I really enjoyed it and thought it was taught well.I'm signed up with her again next semester.
I really enjoyed this class, it was one of my favorite classes so far. It was very interesting and very informative.
Very high scores. If I manage to pass, I'm taking her class next semester.
I loved this course, i love the time and the instructor. I would highly recommend this class to my friends.
A great class that makes learning Spanish fun and interesting.
This is the best course of my semester. Although the material is difficult, Gingers enthusiasm motivates the class the do well.
I don't like her class, she can improve her class.
I will not recommend this class to anyone who is beginning Spanish.
I enjoyed taking Spanish from Ginger. Her way of teaching isn't like others. She gets you involved and she stays involved. It makes you want to learn.
Very well, I am please with the ease and flow of the class, she was very kind and considerate to all students and most of all she was clear about presenting the subject matter.
GREAT! Better than I expected and glad that I took the course!
great course.
i loved her class. Shes relatable ad a person n in her teachings! Shes great!
I would suggest this class to others. It is a really fun class, encourages me to learn!
great class
perfect. I don't think you could of changed one thing good job!
Excellant. I look forward to Spanish 102, 201 and 202.
I had a very nice experience and would reccommend this course to everyone :-)
I feel I have a strong base to speek spanish on a daily level and am excited to take the next level spanish from Ginger!
that it helped me further my knowledge of Spanish vocabulary as well as further my ability to speak the Spanish language.
Spanish 101 was more advanced then I expected, however I'm looking forward to Spanish 102.
My overall evaluation of this course is that i loved learning a new language all though it is very hard i learned allot of new things and its fun.Ginger was very good at making sure we understood and tried to make it clear for all of us whom was in the class.
Spanish class with Ginger was very fun.
It was a alittle fast paced but that made me work even harder on my learning process.
12. Other comments:
I just love her class & look forward to it. I'm even taking her 102 class in the spring. We all love Ginger, I can't imagine any student not loving her class even if they didn't like Spanish. :)
enthusiastic and relevant. good teacher easy to talk to
I think there should be a look at in times with an instructor receiving negative comments with a student receiving poor grades. If an instructor receives a poor grade from an "A" student then there might warrant some merit to their comments. But if a student is getting an "D" or "F" obviously they will more than likely have negative comments re: teacher/teaching. Students need to be held accountable for their grades and performance. An instructor provides and classroom and learning, it is up to the student to learn. The teacher is the guide, not the parent not the police. And unfortunately sometimes the teacher needs to play parent/police because the parents at home failed to do their job as a parent. I was one of those students in HS who blamed my teachers. Yet they were teaching other kids who were getting "A's". I was young and immature and failed to take responsibility for myself and my learning. With that as well it's respecting others want to learn in the classroom. There were students this year who were a distraction to learning and when called on their distraction they in turn stormed out of the class room claiming the teacher "hated" them. Bull Shit. She was having to be a parent and teach the student respect of others and that it's not all about them. Of all my teachers at MCC now UHMC Ginger has been up front about class expectations, respect, being respectful to others (a print out given on the 1st day of class) and maintaining a professional and fun environment to learn Spanish. I wish my teachers in the Nursing program had the same amount of energy and encouragement as ginger when I was in the program.
Can't wait for Spanish 102!
If I manage to pass, I'm taking her class next semester. I haven't met the other Spanish teacher, but I'd recommend Ginger's class.
She is an awesome teacher. She loves what she does, and it's obvious. I just hope that more students enjoy her class and teachings as much as i did.
She doesn't help, she just watch us sit there looking like stupid people. Why does she only help the ones whose in front?
I receomend her to other students who want to take Spanish, she is a good teacher and teaches clearly and concisely without overloading us with work and too many things to remeber. The assignments were very fair and she gave us many opportunities to score extra points.
no. Thank you Mrs. Reinke
UHMC must make sure to keep Ginger Reinke as part of the Foriegn Language team! She is a very enthusiastic and engaging professor who adds a very nice element to the college
Ginger is a great instructor and has a great personality. She shows her love of the language which is very important to me. I enjoyed this class very much because it was interesting, relaxing, and my classmates were fun too. I am taking 102 in the spring!

Ginger Reinke: SPAN101, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Spanish
Course: SPAN 101 - Elem Spanish I Crn (Section): 47299 (0)     47300 (0)     47301 (0)    
1. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (25%) 8 (80%)
2. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
3. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
4. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
5. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 3 (60%)
6. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 10 (83%)
7. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
8. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (20%) 9 (90%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (8%) 8 (80%)
10. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I thought Ginger did a great job! I really enjoyed this class!
She was very encouraging for beggining students, and made them feel confident that they will be able to aquire language skills, but she could have made the students memorize more vocabulary.
There is no need for improvement. Ginger Reinke is not only a capable instructor but an inspiration for anyone considering to challenge themselves by learning another language. I would highly recommend her!
My instructor doesn't need to improve her teaching because i think she teaches very well, but she should talk more in Spanish and not much of English
-review the chapter in more detail -too much material in each chapter that was not covered in class -she is too lenient with students that were late, obnoxious and was talking while she was talking.
Her teaching is very precise. She is very good.
Keep doing what she is doing.
I think Ginger did a great job with our class. She was very helpful with questions and homework. Annette did a great job too...:)
I think Ginger is an incredibly gifted teacher. The only thing that seemed to limit her this semester was the physical space in which she taught. A permanent room would improve the overall learning experience in her class.
lessen the homework load.
I think she did a great job teaching. She made it fun and things stuck. Learning a language is hard I couldn't imagine teaching it.
The course is amazing. Theres no improvement needed.
I hope that we will have better equipment to learn Spanish through visual aids such as DVD's. I believe learning this way leaves a lasting impression.
I don't think this instructor needs any improvement. I really loved the class and the way she taught. I'm sad I won't be able to have has my teacher next semester.
i thought the class was fine and nothing should be changed.
give less homework or space it out better
The teacher could let the students come up with their own answers, but she gave the answers instead, about 90% of the time. I think a lot of students didn't really catch a lot because she went fast (I'm sure due to curriculum schedule demands), but also she didn't give them much time to think and answer for themselves.
11. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Learning Spanish...alot of assignments, but not overwhelming...Ginger is great!
The instructor was very funny, and engaging.
Professor Reinke is extremely knowledgeable in the course that she teaches. She has a great enthusiasm for the subject material, and she makes learning a new language easy to understand.
I enjoyed the instructor guided lessons and the in-class student interaction.
the class room instruction
She helps everyone especially if we don't know what we're doing.
I really liked this class, Ginger was an amazing teacher. She made class fun and really made me feel comfortable.
Group work was the most enjoyable
Speaking
I liked everything about this class. The environmental learning, and it was so much fun. This is the reason why I'm taking this class again next semester..
I loved the way that Ginger made the material come to life. She maintained her level of passion throughout the entire semester!
The in depth instructing of the material.
I liked going over new material and the activities where we walk abound the classroom and practiced speaking the language.
the best that i like on this course is that i learned a lot of words in spanish.
I like people in class. Learning made it easier because of them.
Her enthusiasm was contagious, I had my doubts about learning a new language and thought I wouldn't do well, but she made it such fun that I looked forward to attending class. Well done!
I really like that I was actually learning and understanding what the instructor was saying. It took a while, but it was very fun.
I liked that you could ask the teacher anything and she would gladly answer.
all of it
The workbook and the homework helped alot to understand spanish.
The learning of a new language.
12. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Ginger got back to me right away with all of my questions. I would definately take another one of her classes.
I had a really good time! I filled in a lot of gaps in my Spanish grammer skills, and I look forward to my next class with her.
I am grateful that I decided to challenge myself to learn Spanish and that I was blessed with such an energetic instructor whose passion and love of this language is infectious.
well done
I really like this class because even though I took Spanish in high school, she refreshed my memory and she made me want to learn more about the Spanish language and Spanish Culture.
Great class!
really well put together.
I would take it again and again.
I LOVE THIS CLASS. Español clase, es muy divertido!!
This is one of the top two classes that I have ever taken at any level of education. This class, and Ginger's inspiration, has actually shifted my entire paradigm in terms of education. Not only does she make me want to be a better student, but she actually makes me want to teach.
great
I really love this class. I feel like I learned a lot. I've taken a spanish class before and learned nothing. I can now speak a little and can read a lot more than I ever could. Excited for next semester.
ginger is a great teacher. she has made learning spanish very enjoyable
this course helps me to learned the culture of spanish people. it helps me to learn lots of words in spanish.
Great
I am happy that I do have the same instructor for my next Spanish class. It makes me more relaxed and willing to take on another challenging semester. She's a great instructor!
I really LOVE this course. And much of that has to do with the teacher. She made it very enjoyable and I'm very grateful for that. I can't wait to continue learning spanish next semester. Thank you to Ginger. :)
A+++ very well taught class. i really enjoyed it :)
she is one of my favorite teachers this semester
Alot of work but an overall easy class if you put the time and effort into it.
Too much information too fast.
I liked this instructor alot. Ginger was upbeat and kept her lectures alive and not dull and boring. It made it more interested in learning the material.