A Stress-Free Process for Generating Awesome Report Card Comments

Posted by | June 25, 2019

iStock.com/monkeybusinessimagesMost teachers agree that report card comments are important, but very few look forward to writing them. This is because every educator understands that working under tight deadlines is stressful, and writing 20 or more detailed, unique reports isn’t a simple process. Although no one knows your students and their work as well as you do, there are useful tips and tools to help you when writing your own report card comments or remarks. Check out these practical tips and comment ideas for report cards and find out where you can get timesaving tools for teachers. Time-Saving Tips and Hacks Type your comments instead of handwriting them so you can copy and paste without needing to rewrite every time for each student. Consider creating comments in a Google Doc or Word doc first so you can refer back to it at a later date if you…

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TEACHER APPRECIATION SALE is ON!

Posted by | May 05, 2015

TEACHER APPRECIATION DAYS, SITE-WIDE SALE   Throughout the two days, May 5-6, TIMESAVERS for TEACHERS is participating in a site wide sale at our store within the Teachers Pay Teachers website. Hop on over, add to your life-long resources, and SAVE! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Stevan-Krajnjan      

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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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