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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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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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…

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How to Write Report Card Comments for Struggling Students

Posted by | July 23, 2020

As a teacher, writing report card comments for students who are succeeding is easy; writing report card comments for students who are struggling, however, can be challenging. You may find it difficult to communicate your observations and you may not know the right words to use. You want to be encouraging and constructive, not insensitive or negative. How do you ensure your message is clearly articulated and help your struggling students to succeed in the future? Here…

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6 Online Classroom Time Management Tips for Teachers During the Lockdown

Posted by | May 25, 2020

The COVID-19 lockdown has shaken the education system to its core and forced teachers to come up with new and engaging ways to teach students—at a distance. If you’re struggling with your classroom management in this new environment, you aren’t alone. For many teachers, planning for online lessons is something completely new. So, how can you use your time wisely and make the most of your online lesson planning? The more organized you are, the easier it…

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4 Digital Classroom Management Strategies for Teachers During the Lockdown

Posted by | April 23, 2020

The current COVID-19 crisis has changed the way students are learning. With schools closed for an indeterminate period of time (likely until the end of the school year), teachers have had to think outside of the box and get creative when it comes to lesson planning. Now more than ever, it’s important for teachers to incorporate digital classroom management strategies into their lesson planning. If you are a teacher who is trying to maneuver through this unprecedented…

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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…

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