Marking Stress-Savers by @TheMathsMagpie

Name: Kate Davies
Twitter name: @TheMathsMagpie
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Maths
Position: Associate Assistant Head/AST
What is your advice about? Marking Stress-Savers

1: Ask students to leave their books open in a pile at a task you particularly want to mark.  Time saved already not having to flick through 30 books to find the right page!

2: Carry your red/purple/green pen around with you in class at all times and ‘live’ mark as much as you can every lesson.

3: Stagger your marking at the beginning of a cycle (some classes after 2 lessons, some after 3, some 4 etc) and then make a rolling timetable and do your best to stick to it.

4: Use stickers and stamps – buy in or you can make your own in lots of ways. They stand out to students and save us writing the same thing over and over again!

5: Realise you need to give in-depth feedback? Don’t write an essay – use a post-it note sticking out of their book as a reminder to speak to them next time you see the class.

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