Name: Annie Black
Twitter name: @annieblack01
Subject taught (if applicable): English
What is your advice about? Marking
1: Erasable pens are your friends – we all make mistakes, and it looks awful if you’ve corrected a student’s spelling and made an error.
2: Mark part-sets of books. Put sticky dots on the front of books when marked (use a different colour next time) so you know which have been done, and students know.
3: Put a post-it page marker on each page that needs student response. It saves them searching through for marking, and you can check it easily.
4: If it’s messy, don’t mark it – students will soon get the idea if they are asked to rewrite work which is sloppily presented.
5: Who are you marking for? If it won’t benefit the students or inform your planning, don’t do it.