183: How a Comment Bank Can Help You Write Your Report Cards

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Do you get stressed about writing report cards? Do you wish that it didn’t take so long to do? Have you ever used a comment bank?

In today’s episode, we are talking about how you can prepare yourself to write your report cards by developing a comment bank.

We are also covering how to use this bank to write personalized comments for your students that reflect them individually and systematizing this process so that you don’t have to spend so much time and energy on your report cards.

Remember, expectations for writing report card comments vary from school board to school board, school to school, or principal to principal, so I encourage you to think about how this applies to your specific circumstances!

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

  • Things to focus on when writing a report card
  • Writing in a positive framework
  • Why you shouldn’t use a word processing program to create your comment bank
  • How to structure your comment bank
  • How to personalize comments for each individual student
  • Making your comment bank easily searchable

I know that this process can be time-consuming if you don’t have a solid process down, so I hope that this episode helps you simplify your process.

You can come back to your process each year and adjust it to make it better for you! The ultimate goal is to be able to use a comment bank to write and individualize report cards for your students!

If you would like to see the comment banks that I’ve already built out for grades 4, 5, and 6, you can find those linked below!

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Report Card Comment Banks: Grades 4, 5 & 6 

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