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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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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