The Creative Teacher Project

An NQT Bringing Creativity to the Classroom


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In Praise of: Systems

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I had an observation not too long ago, and some of the feedback I received was that I need better systems for keeping on top of my marking. I like to think (in fact I hope and pray) that I am not alone here! Sometimes the hardest thing about feedback is it has the tendency to be absolute spot on. #Ouch.

As we headed into the last few weeks of term, I was determined to make some changes if only to make my own life easier! My headteacher has often said that to be a teacher is to feel guilty – while true, it’s not a state I want to encourage!

So last week I made a commitment to myself, and therefore to my class that I would up the ante in the marking department, and I am happy to report that every single student had at least one developmental comment last week.

I used every darn moment I had spare to mark, but a moment spent at school is one I have free at home. Win/win.

Now that I’ve found a system I am determined to stick to it, and furthermore to find even more hot tips to help me have more time to¬†teach and more unadulterated time with my family.

Any suggestions?


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Monday Provocation #9 – Hey Girl

JT Success Criteria - The Creative Teacher Project

Okay, okay, I guess this isn’t technically a provocation for you to do your best teaching work, but it’s a laugh, and considering we’re all back to work (those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, at least!), I’m sure we could all do with a laugh and a couple of moments of staring into JT’s eyes.

You’re welcome.

 

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