Mastering Report Card Comments: Tips for Writing Effective Math Report Card Comments

Posted by | February 21, 2024

Writing report card comments is an opportunity for teachers, educators, students, and parents to be informed about a student’s academic learning curve. Math report card comments can often be overlooked as the focus is placed on tests, assignments, and classroom behaviour. Understanding Common Student Struggles  Many students struggle with different subjects, primarily math. In a recent study released in December 2023, it revealed that the overall math scores of Canadian students fell 15 points between 2018 and 2022. This means that one in every five students is performing at the lowest math level.  How does this translate for math report card…

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7 STRATEGIES TO ADAPT LESSONS FOR TEENS

Posted by | February 09, 2015

Create a safe and comfortable environment for your students. A good teacher will make sure their students’ needs are being met. These can range from physical needs to emotional needs, but remember that a person will be unable to learn if their basic needs are not being met.  Set clear and concise expectations. Consistent enforcement of guidelines and classroom rules will coach a student’s brain to understand what is acceptable. If we waiver on management or grading policies it sends conflicting messages and invites misbehavior.  Develop and practice new skills. If children develop skills at a young age and during…

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SUBSTITUTE TEACHER TOPICS FOR TALKERS AND THE BORED

Posted by | January 12, 2015

What do you do as a substitute teacher when students finish their assigned work only minutes after was handed out?  Put together a packet of ideas that includes a list of assignments that can be listed by number on the blackboard. When a student is ready for something new, and the classroom teacher did not provide more work, turn his or her mind to one of the numbered items on the whiteboard. Examples: Find the meanings of these words: emulate, arrogant, ascetic, tolerant, dogmatic. Locate the titles and names of the persons in the President's cabinet. Find the name of…

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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…

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