Tailoring Science Report Card Comments for High School Students

Posted by | June 20, 2024

In the dynamic landscape of high school education, personalized feedback plays a crucial role in student development. It not only helps students understand their academic progress but also guides and motivates them toward future success. Report card comments are an essential tool for teachers, providing insights that go beyond mere grades. For high school science students, these comments can be instrumental in fostering curiosity, encouraging a growth mindset, and highlighting the relevance of science in everyday life. Aligning Report Card Comments with the Evolving Landscape of Science The science and technology fields are evolving at an unprecedented pace. To prepare students for this ever-changing world, it’s important to focus not only on knowledge acquisition but also on the development of transferable skills such as critical-thinking, problem-solving, and adaptability. As educators, we must align our report card comments to reflect these priorities, ensuring that students are well-equipped for future challenges. Tailoring…

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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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