READING- Marking is an act of love
UPDATE: After a lot of thought and reading, I’m no long convinced that marking is anywhere near as important or useful as it’s often claimed. In fact, much of it is a complete waste of time. In this post I explore the difference between marking and feedback and here I suggest that less marking might mean more feedback. October 2015 Have you ever flicked back through an exercise book and seen the same repeated comments followed with soul numbing certainty by the same repeated mistakes? I’ve always felt guilty about marking. I guess if you’re marking like I used to, then it’s easy to feel like this. The big difference is DIRT. At Clevedon School, this has been formalised into Triple Impact Marking: Here are a few of my thoughts on how to change the way you think about marking and, maybe more importantly, how you go about it. and Joe Kirby has also written about how using symbols can save precious time. Don’t write out comments. So, that’s it: my thoughts on how to make marking matter.
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