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As a teacher, I was always my worst critic, but I had others critiquing my work too. Principals, parents, and colleagues all had opinions about how I was doing as a teacher. Their opinions mattered less to me, though, than the opinions of my students. How can I help make classes go more smoothly? How can I help you understand this better? Is there anything I’m doing as a teacher that frustrates you? Of course, I always got the usual suggestions. “You should stop making us write essays!” “Just let us talk all period!” But I received genuine feedback too. “You go over vocabulary too quickly.” “That lesson on Shakespearean sonnets was terrible. You should try something different next year.” “So-and-so gets to answer too many questions. You should call on him less often.” In a D&D session, you might receive similar critiques. “You rush through room descriptions.” “That encounter wasn’t fun at all.” “So-and-so takes over every social encounter.” But often, we don’t ask. Or we don’t make it easy for players to answer honestly. Try this: At the end of your next session, print out a sheet for each player with three questions on it. 1) What do you like most about this campaign? 2) If you could change one thing about the campaign, what would it be? 3) What can I do as a DM to help you enjoy this game more? This gives them time to think about their responses before they tell you what they think. It gives them time to organize their thoughts in a written format. Perhaps most importantly, it lets them share their responses with you privately. You might be surprised by what your players share with you! #5e #adnd #adventure #advanceddungeonsanddragons #d20 #dandd #dnd #dnd5 #dnd5e #gamemaster #dungeonmaster #education #teachingwithgames #dming #DMtips #dungeonsanddragons #dungeonmaster #rpg #roleplaying #roleplayinggame #tabletoprpg via Instagram