Dana Truby nails the topic of happy and efficient essay grading as she starts the article with the suggestion to change our thinking about what it means to grade an essay. Instead of asking: "What errors can I mark in this essay?," ask "What comments will help this student?"
Life is too short to assign only one kind of tests to your students. This 5-minute read will remind you of the kinds of test you might have forgotten, yet they estimate the progress of your students along different dimensions.
This article defines 4 characteristics of effective exams and how what we test enables students to expand their knowledge. It is also amazing that in this article The General Guidelines for Developing Multiple-Choice and Essay Questions are provided.
In the 21st century, teachers face massive challenges such as expanding class sizes, an increased diversity of student needs to consider, and a peer and pop culture that is not always supportive of school. This infographic shows in several continents the complexity of teacher time management and the amount of working hours pulled throughout years. According to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, teachers around the world work up to 11 hours a day.
Rebecca Alber answers the question all teachers asked themselves at least once, ''What would happen if I didn't grade those papers?" Out of all techniques she mentioned, I especially liked The-One-In-Four-Rule and The Stamping Method.
If you grade essays, this is a must-read article as it discloses 10 hacks that will save you a lot of time and nerves. It does not matter if you grade English language essays like an author or some other subject. The principle is quite the same.
Study Guides and Strategies website attracted over 10.4 million visitors in 2011 and it has existed since 1996. Try it with your students and project management, research, writing and collaborative learning will become magical again.
Before grading the tests, Guardian reminded us in this extensive guide about all aspects of time management for teachers. Certainly, this article will open your eyes about all aspects in teaching where you can save time and be in better mood and at peak performance.