Giving students choice and a variety of assignments is useful in helping them to shine in different areas. But as a teacher, it is also useful to pinpoint student weaknesses, so that those areas can be improved. While teaching in Guatemala, my students were not what I would consider traditional ESL students, because they had … Continue reading Giving Students a Choice
For those who use a reading log in class, a Google Sheet is a great way to keep track of this. Each student can share their own reading log with the teacher, to be filed in a folder specific to the class and section, or if your class size is small, you could create one … Continue reading Keep Record with Google Sheets
How many times have you heard a student say “But I turned that in already; you must have lost it!” (Never? You must be lucky!) By creating a streamlined path from student to you, you eliminate the confusion of missing work, and excuses. Create a system that works for you. For me, the best thing … Continue reading Stop Wasting Time with Homework Turn-in and Hand-back
Grading can be tiresome, and may seem as though you are shoveling snow while there is a blizzard raging. Staying on top of all the student assignments may seem impossible, but there are some things you can do to lighten the load. Pace yourself - Do you find yourself staring down Christmas (or Spring) Break … Continue reading Grading Giving you the Grumbles?