206: What You Need To Stop Assessing Right Now

Why are you marking so much stuff? Are you trying to mark every single thing your students touch? It’s too much, so I’m here to give you permission to stop. Trying to mark every single thing your students do is completely overwhelming. 

In this episode, I’m sharing what you need to stop marking and giving you some tips on what you do mark so that you don’t feel like you’re drowning in a pile of paperwork all the time. 

We are covering why you shouldn’t be marking everything your students do, how to assess practice work without spending too much time on it, the importance of checking on students during class time, and more.

Once you stop marking the few things I mention throughout this episode and implement some of these tips, you’ll free up so much time to spend on more productive tasks. 

In Today’s Episode We Discuss: Teaching with Madly Learning Show podcast episode What You Need To Stop Assessing Right Now

  • Why you shouldn’t be marking everything your students do
  • The purpose behind your marking 
  • How to assess practice work without spending too much time on it
  • The importance of checking on students during class time 
  • Why you might want to reconsider assigning homework 
  • How to teach boundaries and work-life balance
  • What students can mark themselves 
  • The difference between checking and marking
  • Rethinking the way you assign tests 
  • Alternative forms of feedback 

There are so many ways that you can assess your students without marking every single thing they touch. You do not need to have piles of paper to justify the marks that you give students. Make your life easier and stop marking so much! 

If you want more help cutting back your work hours and simplifying your planning and assessment, check out the Madly Learning complete units for science, social studies at www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Madly-Learning

 

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