As a teacher, writing report cards can be a time-consuming and stressful task, especially for those in their first few years of teaching.
However, it can be made much easier with the right tools and strategies.
Our Report Companion for Primary School Teachers is the perfect solution to help you survive the reporting season.
“Such an amazing guide and tool to support you through report writing, From structure, to do and don’ts, to fantastic examples – it has it all!” Emma
Our comprehensive guide includes time-saving tips, comment examples & formulas, strategies, grammar suggestions, sentence starters, word banks, and much more. The guide has been designed to give you assistance and get you finishing your report cards as soon as possible!
In addition to our time-saving guide, here are some helpful tips to make your report card writing experience even more efficient this year:
Begin gathering data and making notes on student progress throughout the term. By being proactive and staying organized, you can avoid the last-minute rush and ensure accuracy in your reports. This blog post tells you what you can prepare in advance to make the report writing process n easier.
Create a checklist
Develop a checklist or template that includes all the necessary sections and components of your report cards. This will help you stay focused and ensure that you cover all the required information for each student.
Utilise comment formulas
Our guide provides you with general comment and academic comment formulas that can be customised to fit each student. These formulas serve as a starting point and help you structure your comments effectively, plus they make comment writing a lot easier!
While formulas can be a great starting point, personalising your comments for each student adds a thoughtful touch. Use the provided examples as inspiration and tailor them to reflect each student’s unique strengths, areas for improvement, and achievements.
Seek feedback and collaboration
Engage with fellow teachers or mentors to seek feedback on your comments. Collaborating with colleagues can provide valuable insights and suggestions for improvement. They say the best professional development is the teacher down the hall, and that can be applied to writing reports also.
Take care of yourself
Writing reports can be mentally and emotionally draining. Remember to take breaks, practice self-care, and maintain a healthy work-life balance during the report writing season and reward yourself once you are done!
With words of motivation, checklists, productivity strategies, and more, this guide will help you get started early and stay on track to meet your reporting deadline.
Don’t just take our word for it; our customers have had great success with the report writing guide, and we’ve received many positive reviews from teachers who have found it helpful in making their report writing simpler and more manageable:
Access the Report Companion here.
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