Tips and Tricks For Taming the Grading Load

Marking tips and tricks are important for teachers to share with each other. Read about grading tips, tricks, and tech tools to help you mark/grade more efficiently, and help students get the most out of your grading and assessment. #marking #grading #teachers #lessonplans

Marking tips and tricks are important for teachers to share with each other. Don’t let the marking monster eat up all your spare time!  I’ve gathered together some of my top blog posts full of tips, tricks, and tech tools to help you mark/grade more efficiently, and help students get the most out of your grading and assessment.

Grading Tips and Tricks

Managing the Marking Load

Tips for helping middle school teachers manage their marking load and organize their marking bin.

Quick Assessment Tips

Formative assessments should have a quick turnaround time, to provide students with their next steps. Try this quick method for assessing formative assessments.

Using Technology For Student Assessments

Read a detailed explanation of how to use Plickers, Kahoot, Edpuzzle, and Google Classroom for student assessment.

Grading Policies and Tips In The ELA Classroom

If you ask any ELA teacher they will tell you that grading/marking is the most time-consuming part of their job. During this week’s Twitter Chat, teachers shared their best advice for balancing the marking load as well as getting students to utilize assignment feedback.

Gradebook Codes Teacher Life Hack

3 top tips to an organized grade book.

Teacher Life Hacks

Teacher Life Hack: Organizer your marking by putting each class or assignment into a different zipper-lock plastic bag.

It can be overwhelming to create your own report card comments. Use these Grade 7 and 8 Ontario report card comments which will make writing reports easier. #reportcards #ontarioreportcards #growingsuccess #ontariolearningskills

Ontario Report Card Comments

Does anyone ever enjoy writing Ontario report card comments? This is the season for Progress Reports, then Term 1 and Term 2 report cards for Ontario teachers.  It can be time-consuming and overwhelming to create your own Ontario report…

Halloween Lessons for Middle School

Halloween is a fun time of year where teachers can integrate the fun of the season into their daily lesson plans. It can be challenging to find age-appropriate Halloween lessons for middle school students. Many of the ideas I…

History Resources For Middle School Teachers

History might be old, but our approach to teaching it shouldn’t be!  Check out this blog post roundup where I’ve gathered together popular posts related to teaching history.  In this blog round-up, you’ll find new ideas for engaging students…

October Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

October seems to be an easier month than September. Students have learned the expectations and procedures of your classroom, and they are no longer in summer vacation mode. Ideally, October can be a month of good, quality classroom time.…

Middle School Classroom Management Tips

Middle school classroom management can be a challenge with unexpected sick days, substitute teachers, parent-teacher communication, notebook organization, and so much more. Keeping track of all the moving parts in a classroom can be challenging to say the least!…