These matters are always marked confidential, and should not be filed with your normal paperwork.
Always shred the previous year’s confidential notices at the beginning of the new year to avoid confusion and papers you don’t need.
With more students comes more paperwork of all types.
Taming the paperwork tiger can be a huge step to insuring efficiency and sanity to even the most over-worked classroom teacher.
The clearer your expectations are and the more feedback you give your students, the more successful your students will be.
If you use a rubric in your essay grading, you can communicate those standards as well as make your grading more objective with more practical suggestions for your students.Here are some organization tips for managing paperwork that have helped keep me relatively sane in my classroom.Get Organized with Student Work Folders One of the best ideas I ever had was creating individual work folders for each of my 190 students.I keep them in three crates alphabetically, and I have two student aides who file all the papers I’ve graded.When there is a question about a specific grade, students can go to the work folder and pull out the work in question, so papers don’t disappear into back packs.One of the biggest challenges of today’s teachers is the classroom management of larger and larger classes.The number of students increases every year, and just when it feels as if the classes cannot expand any more, they do.At the end of senior year, the student receives the folder and can see the progress he or she made during their tenure at high school.This method can apply to all grade levels and subject matter.The good news is that grading an essay can be just as easy and straightforward as grading multiple-choice tests with the use of a rubric!If you do, they will know exactly what your expectations are and what they need to accomplish to get the grade they desire.