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Debbie Laffranchini
Professor in the Child Development department
at Modesto Junior College, Modesto, CA
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77 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/17/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Child Dev. 163 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A
"Assignments galore" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Better Like Group Projects"

This is possibly the worst experience I had with her so far. Very disorganized: Changed the dates on assignments and activities. Details on them were confusing. The worst of it was that some have to stay hour and half after the class (ends at 9:05pm) to present our projects for the final. She is knowledge though about her field. Needs help.

12/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
clddv 107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+
"Better Like Group Projects" "Participation matters" "Assignments galore"

Always take pix of your work & check she has your grade recorded in book, chapter outlines are mandatory for midterm, do them well. She is donating projects to Africa so use that in your

12/16/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
clddv103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B+
"Get ready to read" "Lectures are long" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Extremely long lectures, gets off topic, forgets where shes going, has too much going on to keep up with the class, dont miss class or you miss points on in class activity, take pictures of ALL your work-she sometimes misplaces assignments, extremely knowledgable and passionate about children.

12/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CLDDV 103 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: C
"Get ready to read" "Tests are tough" "Would take again"

Ms. Laffranchini is an amazing teacher!! I found her class to be the most difficult of all the ones I took this semester. Although, I may have found her class very hard, I also found it very interesting. What interest led me was not the material she taught but, the passion for the material she taught with!!

12/04/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
103 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Better Like Group Projects" "Participation matters" "Get ready to read"

Grades on a curve. 2-3 person groups to answer ch study questions seems to be her favorite thing. Eliminates your lowest scoring test as well as a couple quizzes. Plenty of opportunity for a good grade. Gets off topic during lectures quite a bit. Offers a study hall on test days 12 hr before class as well as cram night. Good, very knowledgable.

11/12/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CLDDV 103 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A
"Inspirational" "Participation matters" "Gives good feedback"

I've had Debbie for several classes. I love her lectures! I always wrote a star in my note next to things she said was going to be on the test and then wrote it on the note card for the tests. In her larger classes(like 103) it is mostly just lecture which I love but in the smaller classes there is more small group work and group projects.

09/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CLDDV 107 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"There for you" "Inspirational" "Would take again"

On the first day of class she shook our hands. She learned our names and is so bright and cheerful. It was as fun as kindergarten! Debbie has lots of great stores to share and is open to input. She does so much for others and is willing to lend an ear for advice. She will really work with you to help you out.

05/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
clddv 107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is a great instructor that is very passionate about children especially children with special needs. She is very knowledgable and totally willing to help, if you ask.

05/01/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MCLDDV-103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Difficult class, but she is a very nice lady. She tends to finish her lectures right before the tests so you don't really get to study the info and if you don't understand, that sucks for you. I enjoyed her class for the most part it was just really difficult when she would lecture the day of test for me. She missed 4 days including day of final!

05/01/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CLDDV 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

This professor and class was my reason for changing my major to Child Development! She is very enthusiastic and passionate about teaching children and her students. The tests are HARD but she gives you tips on what will be on the test. Plus she throws out your lowest score and grades on a curve.

04/25/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Clddv 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Lovely woman! The tests are very hard but she gives you tips on what will be on the test, including a study session before test and cram night before final. You must be at class to get tips.

04/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CLDDV 107 - 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took for 107 & 103. Despite complaints about lateness (which is occasional), this is an excellent teacher. She is genuine, and is full of knowledge and experience. She is faced paced - keeping students on their toes. But, what she can offer in the class room is well worth all the hardships. I definitely recommend her for future CLDDV students.

02/21/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CLDV107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She is a great and passionate teacher! she really cares about making a difference and goes into great detail about dap. the class is difficult but so worth it she is a mentor or all child development majors!

02/11/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Clldv103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She was kind of confusing, classes were somewhat dysfunctional because everyone always had to give personal experiences or had questions that were way off topic, she rarely stuck to syllabus, always behind on her slide show. A TON of reading is a must.

01/08/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CLDDV103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class is very difficult if you don't read the book. Quiz every week, tests every 3 chapters. Assignments were very easy. I honestly learned A LOT from this class. as long as you attend and pay attention you will get through. (When she uses her experiences that relate to the texts are great)

12/17/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ChildDev103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Mixed feelings. Knows her profession and teaches well. Gives study sessions for tests, but shows up late for these. Nice but complains alot about her personal life. Weekly quizzes and a test for every 2-3 chapters. Essays: childbirth and article summary. Childbirth was easy to do but written article summary instructions were very vague and oral.

07/17/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MCLDDV-103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class is super hard! She acts like this is your only class so when you go home you must read the text book and the power point on her website. She does not give you enough time to write down the slides in class. She is always behind schedule and will teach the first hour of class before a test. Terrible teacher!

06/07/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CDDLV 109 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is super hard and for a development teacher , she doesn't follow her own rule that some students haven't learn like she has. We all learn differently. She always off task and behind schedule. Very rushed class.

05/15/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CLDDV 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Shes alright. dont take this class with her if you cannot take notes and listen at the same time or if you cant handle fast paced environments. she often falls behind but sometimes she will fit like 10 slides into 3 minutes. her class isnt bad if you READ. YOU MUST READ THE TEXT. her final wasnt great though.

01/28/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
clddv107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great instructor! A little scattered at times, but easy to get along with and understand. Her class is full of assignments that allow you to have fun and learn at the same time. She is a wealth of information.

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