Essential Points & Proofreading Tips for Report Card Comments

Posted by | March 28, 2022

Report card comments are crucial learning tools for both the teacher and the student but only if the comments convey a specific message. Rather than glossing over the strengths and weaknesses of a student’s learning curve, the message should inspire ambition by examples. Before composing any form of report statement, use the following tips to source the underlying message you want to communicate. Effective report card comments should be precise and reflective of the limitations and the strengths the student has demonstrated in their work and in the classroom. Why Do We Write Report Card Comments? Report card remarks are…

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How Can I Give Comments to a Student on a Report Card?

Posted by | February 24, 2022

Writing student report card comments is an important task to communicate each student’s strengths and weaknesses to the parents, as well as to other educators. By measuring a student’s progress, a teacher is able to concentrate on their needs. To help with this influential task, we have compiled tips for writing effective report card comments. Employ the Sandwich Feedback Technique The sandwich feedback technique can be beneficial if applied properly and carefully. It is important to begin the comment section with a positive notation to set the stage for being a supporter of the student. By doing this, you are…

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6 Mistakes You Should Avoid When Writing Report Card Comments

Posted by | January 21, 2022

Regardless of whether you teach Science, Math, or even English, report card comments do not always come easy. Sure, the report card comments collection you may have stored away throughout the semester can help, but there are also six main mistakes you may want to avoid. Grading Too Much The first lesson for all teachers, especially new ones, is to avoid grading too much. Leave the grading to projects and tests that the students have been able to prepare for. This will give you, the parents, and the students a better measurement to gauge their learning process, their strengths, and…

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Tips for a Great Report Card Design

Posted by | December 21, 2021

Report card time? Don’t let the stress of producing an enlightening but professional report on your students’ progress overshadow the importance of being tactful and graceful in your writing. Keep in mind some parents may require more explanation than others, especially when it comes to any drastic drop in grades. Continue reading to learn some tips on how to design the perfect report card. Consider What You Want to Covey First, consider the content you want to convey. Depending on the subject(s) you are focused on, create a scenario based on the core principles or the skill sets. With math,…

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7 Tips for Teachers for Making a Good Report Card

Posted by | November 24, 2021

The thought of report cards can often send shivers up the spine of students, and teachers alike. While the student is responsible for the grades, the report card comments are down to the teacher. This valuable assessment tool provides information on a student’s achievements, and direction for future learning.  Need help writing detailed report card comments? Below, we’ve gathered the seven main objectives for report card remarks in all English-speaking countries.  Proceed with Compassion When writing comments, put yourself in the parents’ frame of mind. Start with focusing on the students’ strengths. This will set the tone of the comment…

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5 Steps on Making Parent-Friendly Report Card Comments

Posted by | October 22, 2021

We all know it can be hard to write encouraging report card remarks for each student. However, it’s crucial for their future education and self-esteem to get the proper message across without focusing on just the negative. Report cards, and the comments, follow a student throughout their education. By making harsh or judgemental comments, it can create a negative imprint between the school, who you represent, and the parent(s). Follow these five steps to create a report card comment collection to help you save time for the next reporting period. Write the Easy Comments First Begin all report card messages…

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The Benefits of Report Cards Comments

Posted by | September 23, 2021

Make no mistake: report cards have structure. Since so many have to be generated for so many students, it’s a time-consuming process. But it’s still an important task for any teacher to ensure they’re completed properly. Though they can be painful to read at times, report cards are actually a good way for both students and parents to track progress in the student’s educational evolution. When it comes to commenting, it’s necessary to pay attention to what phrasing is used. Too often teachers go wild with comments, both positive and negative. Certain terms are better to use, like “well-done” or…

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How to Be Productive while Writing Report Card Comments

Posted by | August 27, 2021

Report card writing is one of the most cumbersome jobs for teachers. Time consuming, specific to each student, necessary for student records—all of these factors need to be considered when Canadian teachers craft report cart remarks. Sometimes writing constructive and detailed report card comments can take a heavy mental toll and you might find your mind wandering. Thankfully there are some guidelines to make report card comments writing a bit easier: Face It Head on and Start Early There really is no better way to tackle writing arduous report card comments than getting an early start and attacking it with…

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6 Strategies for Simplifying Report Card Writing

Posted by | July 28, 2021

Teaching comes with a lot of hardships and writing report cards for students is no exception. Arguably creating report card remarks is THE most arduous part. Grades have to be placed, comments have to be written in an exact format and with the correct tone, and your compliments and suggestions need to be articulated in the right way for students and parents. Report card writing is cumbersome and often taxing on teachers. But here are six strategies to consider that will make report card writing much easier. Employ the Sandwich Feedback Technique “Sandwiching” is a great technique for writing report…

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How to Prepare in Advance for Report Card Writing

Posted by | June 23, 2021

Sometimes teachers are hard-pressed to find the motivation to complete the more menial tasks associated with their jobs. Writing report card comments is one such task. As much as you love what you do and you want your students to succeed, it can be incredibly challenging and sometimes downright difficult to describe the sum of their achievements in a semester in a few short statements. When it comes to coming up with comment ideas for report cards, a little advanced preparation can go a long way. Here are some great tips to help you get ahead and stay on track…

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How to Save Time Writing Report Cards

Posted by | May 25, 2021

Being a teacher is stressful and challenging enough without having to add virtual learning curriculums to your never-ending to-do list. As much as you want to do right by your students and ensure that they’re getting the most out of their education during these trying times, you also need to take the time to come up with suitable and insightful report card comments when the grading season begins. Here are some quick and easy stress-reducing tips to help ease the burden of coming up with comment ideas for report cards. Get an Early Start One of the biggest mistakes you…

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7 Tips That Will Make Report Card Writing a Success

Posted by | April 26, 2021

Writing report card comments can be nothing short of a tedious and time-consuming task, but it’s also a core component of being a good educator. Here are some useful tips for coming up with comment ideas for report cards that can make the process a little easier. Make a To-Do List with Strict Deadlines Create a tangible plan of action or to-do list complete with specific goals or deadlines, so that you can cross items off your list as you go. This will help you keep track of your progress and ensure that all of the top priority tasks are…

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How to Avoid Distractions while Writing Report Card Comments

Posted by | March 22, 2021

Whenever we’re tasked with doing certain aspects of our jobs that we don’t necessarily enjoy, it’s easier to get distracted by every little thing. For many teachers, writing report card comments isn’t exactly the most exciting or enjoyable part of the job, but it’s necessary to help students recognize their academic strengths and weaknesses. Here are some useful tips to help you stay focused while coming up with comment ideas for report cards. Identify Your Distractions The first step to removing distractions is identifying exactly what they are. Clutter, social media, electronic devices, uncomfortable room temperature, pets, personal issues, etc.…

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Practical Tips for Writing Report Card Comments

Posted by | December 29, 2020

After a particularly challenging year of preparing for and enduring virtual lessons, getting in the right headspace to write report cards can be tough for a lot of teachers. Unfortunately, it’s an essential part of the job. Report cards are essential tools that help students and their parents gauge the progress that has been made over the course of the school year. They provide great insight into the areas in which students excel and where improvement is needed. Report card comments allow teachers to provide valuable insight into a student’s progress and expand on why students received the grades they…

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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. Coming up with unique, yet relevant report card commentary when pressed for time can be challenging, but it’s worth it. Here are a…

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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 a classroom or online. Pick the Optimal Time When grading, choose the best time of day for you and stick to it. If…

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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 find out the major grading mistakes you need to avoid in your teacher report card comments. Highlighting Weaknesses While it is important that…

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7 Keys to Writing Constructive Report Card Comments for Students

Posted by | March 26, 2020

Every teacher needs to give their students feedback to help them track their progress and improve over the year. However, after teaching for years, it can be a challenge to discover new and creative ways to give feedback and help your students be more efficient. If you want to write better report card comments for your students, here are seven key tips to consider. Goal-Referenced To provide effective feedback to your students, you must write constructive report card comments that are goal-referenced. Students need to understand that there was a goal, they needed to take certain actions to achieve that…

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Effective Ways to Give Productive Feedback to Students

Posted by | February 24, 2020

When it’s time to write your report card comments, it is important to be as effective as possible. You want to clearly express where your students are succeeding, explain where they need to improve, and provide them actionable ways to meet their goals. Here are some helpful tips for writing productive feedback for students. Be Affirmative on What Is Right Giving feedback to your students is not about focusing on the negatives or generalizing the positives. Comments should always be framed in a positive manner, reassuring students that they are on the right path. Instead of sugar-coating your positive comments…

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Tips to Write Constructive Criticism in Report Card Comments

Posted by | December 20, 2019

Feedback is crucial for all students but sometimes the comments you need to make as a teacher are hard to hear. However, there is a way for teacher report card comments to be both constructive and positive. By creating thoughtful and effective responses, you can lead your students to a greater sense of engagement, willingness in their ability to accomplish the task, and the motivation to do so. Here are some helpful tips for how to write constructive criticism in your report card comments. Think about Why You Are Giving Criticism Before you give criticism to your students, take a…

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How Report Card Comments Can Boost Student-Teacher Relationships

Posted by | October 23, 2019

Establishing a positive and healthy student-teacher relationship can be helpful and beneficial in multiple ways. In the academic and social environment, it can improve self-esteem, boost engagement, and so much more for students, and these results can be long-lasting for both the teacher and the student. Positive relationships between teachers and students can be established through effective teacher report card comments, which communicate positive expectations, demonstrate care, and develop confidence in the classroom. Here are some important benefits to know about positive report card comments. Promotes Academic Success Through report card remarks, teachers can help students promote academic success by…

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Report Card Comment Selection Tips for Beginners

Posted by | August 23, 2019

Do you feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to write report cards? Whether you’re a new teacher or have been teaching for years, it can be challenging to think of unique, effective, and clear report card comments to write for your students to help them improve and feel confident in their accomplishments. Instead of making things up or rushing with quick, vague comments, here are some tips to help you write quality report card remarks in Canada and the U.S. Get the Support You Need You can do some research online to help you get some…

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Effective Tips to Help Teachers Choose the Right Report Card Comments

Posted by | March 20, 2019

Managing a large classroom, teaching children with different learning styles, creating learning exercises, and marking assignments can get overwhelming for teachers. When report card season comes around, it can feel as though there is not enough time to get through all of the work! To make life easier, the Report Card Comments Collection for teachers can help. This book is designed to provide teachers with edited comments and report card remarks that are organized by subject, positive to negative, short to long, and general to specific. With this tool, teachers can find the right comments to…

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HOW TO SAVE TIME WHEN WRITING REPORT CARDS

Posted by | January 02, 2015

When it comes to writing report card comments, most teachers usually fall into one of the two following categories: 1. Those that do it THE HARD WAY: – Spend massive amounts of time inventing comments from scratch. – Write new comments for every report card and proofreading and editing comments. As one of my colleague routinely complained each year during the report card writing time, "Who has the time to plan lessons when all of it is taken up by writing these blasted report cards!" 2. Those that do it THE EASY WAY: Wisely and prudently save time by using a collection of completed comments such as the 181-page Report Card Comments that is already ranked and organized by: subject, most positive to most negative; shortest to longest; general to most specific and clearly marked accordingly. They browse effortlessly through cornucopia of subject and learning skills comments, locate those the…

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