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Instructor: Mitchell Okamura

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Mitchell Okamura: SP151, Fall 2010

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Speech
Course: SP 151 - Personal and Public Speech Crn (Section): 79543 (009)     79544 (010)    
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  
1.69 13 0.75 Freq(%) 6 (46%) 6 (40%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 10 (77%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 11 (85%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 11 (85%)
6. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 9 (69%)
7. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (7%) 5 (38%)
8. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 7 (54%)
9. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
how to control my anxiety.
I think the most valuable aspects of this course was how to deliver a speech.
The games and activities that made class fun. The fun made it easier to learn.
the group activities were very helpful in remembering the content of the text. the foods were very valuable in keeping us awake for a 7:30 class. the speeches were very valuable in making me more confident. The book helped me understand myself more.
He taught us how to speak in front of a large audience, not only to face our fears, but to also realize that if we can overcome a speech, we can overcome anything.
Learning how to make an effective speech whether it is to persuade or to inform.
Giving speeches in this class, helped me to communicate more effectively with those whom I have relationships with outside of class. Breaking out of my shell, and opening up more in class, helped me to feel more confident when amongst other students.
Everything
I really enjoy all the activities held in the speech 151 class. Although the activities were extremely enjoyable there was a motive behind it. Which was to bring me out of my comfortable zone to speak in public.
The activities that were done in class helped me to remember exactly what we were supposed to learn at that point in time and in the future.
The class itself allowed interaction among the students which is giant plus to any clas.
How to communicate effectively with others.
Presenting speeches and working in groups.
Interaction with other students
The speeches and learning to face fears of speech anxiety.
It gives us opportunities to speak up in the class.
The encouragment to speak up and to join in class discussions and activities.
Things from the course that were most valuable was the basic understanding of human communication and public speech.
I liked how there were not any boring lectures. We were always doing activities.
It has taught be to get rid of my public speaking anxiety and also I have developed and improved my communication skill more with people by taking this class.
Learning about effective methods of communication and the history of speech
Great teacher, very visual and hands on
The group mentality of the course was the most valuable. Time flew by and we didn't have to sacrifice any academic content to have fun. The games/activities were all related to the chapter content and no time was wasted. The professor was always prepared.
11. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
how young the teacher was and how easy the homework was.
The things that I learned about how to deliver a speech and what to do to conquer speech anxiety. Also, I'll remember how to communicate effectively, especially when I get in to future arguments.
Mitchell
The professor who always wear yellow color, the experience of a 7:30 class (the earliest class in my life), and the foods and activities we did in class.
The interesting times we had learning at 7:30 am.
No lectures, Cruise classmates, Small class, entertaining..
The awesome professor who integrated hands-on activities to relate to the text in the book.I'll always remember this class as the one that was very similar to my high school student council camps.
The activities done
This course really gave me a lot of practice to speak in front of people. At the beginning of the course I fearful and nervous about speaking in front of an audience, but by the end of the course I was able to be more confident in speaking.
The enthusiasm Mitchell had for the class, the activities that made class fun and made me want to come to class even though it was a 7:30am class and the way I was able to relate the info from this class to my life.
How fun it was and how simple the class was made to be able to grasp without complication.
The games we played that related to the course material.
How much fun it was and my teacher's personality. :)
The fun we have
Keeping me awake so early in the morning because the instructor was so excited about the content.
Fun activities!
The silly games and tricks we used to remember concepts.
The level of hands on participation and activities used in class to help define and understand things from the textbook.
the course that helped me develop my speech skills.
Learning how to communicate with people in a group and trying to use it in real world.
Retaining the knowledge that I have gained about effective methods of oral communication
n/a
The friends I made this semester. The group activities really opened up the door to engage personally with my classmates. A feature that most other courses fail to provide. Networking is a rare feature of most other classroom settings.
12. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
just by communicating more.
Probably how to get rid of speaker anxiety which is to use deep-breathing techniques or give myself a mental pep talk. They actually help and give me confidence when speaking in front of a large group of people.
learning how to accept compliments, organizing presentations/ speeches, understanding stages in a relationship
I know about myself more and I feel more comfortable speaking in front of people. I learned the skill in communication that will help me develop a better relationship with my friends.
I will remember the speech activities we participated in, which made us better people and allowed us a freedom of expression.
Public speaking skills are always good to have.
Communication is KEY to everything. Communicate effectively, and you'll have a some-what problem free life.
Confidence
A benefit i received from this course was to be able to speak in front of people without being nervous. I learned how to improv a speech on the spot rather than to know the material word for word.
How to give an effective speech and how to relate to people.
How to speak and give speeches without speakers anxiety.
How to give a successful speech and eliminate anxiety.
I feel more comfortable in public speaking.
I need to practice public speaking, also a required for Accounting major
Improve my confidence.
I am not so afraid to talk in front of people.
Learning the proper etiquette for public speaking
I can speak better in conversations and can give a speech in front of a class without getting nervous and messing it up.
Better communication skill and to solve interpersonal conflicts as well as to organize my speech which I would either give in publuc or private.
Different methods to combat anxiety and nervousness before a speech, as well as how to effectively present a speech in public
Again, the chance to network with my peers was the most beneficial aspect for me.
13. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 10 (77%)
14. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 11 (85%)
15. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
16. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 15 (100%)
17. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 15 (100%)
18. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
young fun
Chill, lenient, and helpful.
energetic, understanding, spunky
Funny. Yellow.
Active, Energetic, Fun-loving
Enthusiastic, Loud, Pleasant
Energetic, Helpful, and Fair.
Fun, Fair, and Cool
Upbeat, Enthusiastic, Awesome
Enthusiastic, Upbeat, Fun
Fun, bright, enjoyable
Energetic, Helpful, and Understanding
Fun, interesting, and pumped
Funny and understanding
fun, friendly, energetic
Nice and funny. =)
Outspoken Genuine
Interesting, loud, creative.
Active, Fun, Knowledgeable
Happiness, Excitement, Enthusiasm
Bright, enthusiastic, and helpful.
thorough educator funny
Friendly, Charismatic, Social
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
that he is a good teacher and teaches the class in a fun way.
He is a very good instructor who treats his students fairly and knows how to communicate with us well. He's very laid back which makes it easy to approach him whenever I need help.
Awesome
A terrific, youthful instructor who incorporates fun, useful activities to create the ideal learning environment.
I think Mitchell Okamura is a very good professor and I enjoy being in his class. Although sometimes I miss his class...
He's a very enthusiastic teacher.
Good. Always made class interesting and bearable even though it was so early in the morning.
that he is an amazing professor who takes a lot of interest in the things his students learn.
Awesome
Mitcho Okamura was a excellent teacher with a great creative way to get the material across. And the material we learned was not just straight off the book, but with activities to demonstrate the teachings. I personally really enjoyed him, his speech class was what really got me through this semester. I totally recommend him as a great teacher for other students who are interested in speech.
He's an awesome teacher that I would recommend to anyone!
He is a wonderful teacher so far the best that i have had.
He is a great teacher. Gets his students excited about the material he teaches.
He's an entertaining teacher and he knows how to get the students engaged and to have fun with learning the material.
Great teacher
He was a fun teacher who kept the content interesting through various activities he was one of my best teachers thus far.
He's a nice teacher!
I found Mitchell to be really respectful and understnading of all people in our class environment and really appreciated that.
Excellent teacher, I learned a lot from his teaching approach. Instead of reading hundreds of pages from the text book trying to force memorize everything he made understanding concepts easy by to learn by having hands on activities.
He is a great instructor and I would recommend others to take classes from him. He is a lot of fun and I learned a lot from him.
EXCELLENT
Mitchell Okamura is an enthusiastic teacher who knows how to teach his subject material well. He always has a bright and helpful attitude. He makes the task of "breaking out of your shell" seem like a less daunting one with class bonding activities.
10
A great professor. I wouldn't expect any less of a Kamehameha grad. IMUA!
21. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
22. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 12 (80%)
23. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 12 (80%)
24. Other comments:
glad I took this class.
I feel a little bad for Mitchell because he put out and extended his energy to the class but the class did not give back the same. I tried to because I appreciated Mitchell's enthusiasm and creativity. I hope he receives a better bunch of students in future semesters so that he never gets discouraged from continuing what he does so well!
None.
Mitcho Okamura is Awesome teacher and I had a great experience in his class in my first semester at UH Manoa.
I really enjoyed this class and I would take it all over again. I believe that Mitchell had a lot to do with the way I enjoyed this class. If this course were taught by anyone else I'm not sure I would enjoy it as much as I did this semester with Mitchell.
I really appreciated the study guides that he put up for us to work on. I also liked how we went over the material that could be on the quiz, in class.
Recommended class
I would recommend this teacher to my classmates taking SP 151
This class is a very excellent to be in and I strongly recommand other students to take it. It will change most part or at least a bit of your life for sure.
n/a
I'm going to miss the speech class atmosphere. It's been a great semester, and I sure got my tuiton's worth here.