Top tips for speeding up marking from our colleague Jo Cavanagh at Beaumont School in St Albans
By Jo Cavanagh
On the 23rd September Zoe, Nat and I had the privilege of being asked to deliver an INSET on marking and feedback to the teaching staff at the Hemel Hempstead School. Our presentation revolved around our journey in terms of marking of students work, creating a dialogue with students and our OFSTED experience. The important aspect of the session however, was to encourage Hemel staff to discuss and share their own best practice. We asked teachers to write on a post-it note one top tip for speeding up marking, encouraging dialogue, their best stamp – basically something to do with marking. Below are the ideas they came up with.
Teacher/student Dialogue ideas (in no particular order)
- Set a specific task that must be completed;
- Use a pre-prepared feedback sheet and get students to stick it in before taking books in;
- ‘Fix it’ – a section of work to…
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