How to Write Thoughtful Report Card Comments

Posted by | November 25, 2020

A lot of students probably don’t realize that their teachers often dread report card season almost as much as they do (for different reasons, obviously). Writing report cards can be time-consuming and challenging, especially when you’re tasked with evaluating an entire semester’s worth of progress (or lack thereof) in just a few short sentences. To help you save some time and energy, here are some helpful tips for writing thoughtful report card comments. Don’t Wait Until the End of the Term to Get Started “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have…

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How Report Card Comments Help Improve Students’ Learning Skills

Posted by | October 27, 2020

Some students dread report card season, while others look forward to it. Report cards are essential teaching tools that help teachers track their students’ progress. Teachers can make appropriate report card comments and recommendations based on their observations and the learning styles of their students. Accordingly, students can see where they need to make improvements and how they can boost their grades through constructive criticism. Even in the best of times, however, teachers are often stretched thin.…

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Tips for Making Your Grading as Quick and Efficient as Possible

Posted by | September 23, 2020

It’s back to school season and depending on where you live you might be going back to the classroom to teach your students. Now that the lockdown is over and school is back in session, it might be a good time to ensure that you are being as efficient as possible with your grading and report card comments. Here are some tips for making your grading as quick and high-quality as possible whether you are teaching in…

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Avoid These Grading Mistakes on Student Report Cards

Posted by | August 24, 2020

The school year is just around the corner, and whether you’re teaching in class or online, it will be more important than ever to communicate feedback to your students. Report card comments are essential to helping students understand where they need to improve and what they’re already doing well at. However, old habits die hard. If you’ve never considered how you give feedback and how it impacts your students, here are some important tips. Keep reading to…

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How to Write Report Card Comments for Struggling Students

Posted by | July 23, 2020

As a teacher, writing report card comments for students who are succeeding is easy; writing report card comments for students who are struggling, however, can be challenging. You may find it difficult to communicate your observations and you may not know the right words to use. You want to be encouraging and constructive, not insensitive or negative. How do you ensure your message is clearly articulated and help your struggling students to succeed in the future? Here…

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