It is True, I Love Writing Reports

Report writing season is upon us, and I have an unpopular opinion… I like writing reports! For many teachers, this may sound CRAZY. Why would I actually enjoy this laborious task?

Well, the reason is twofold:

1. It allows me to celebrate the progression my students and I have made together and the goals achieved.

2. I have created systems to make the process smooth and easy.

Ok, I know now you are wondering what are these ‘systems’, and how can they help me?

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We love helping teachers here at Rainbow Sky Creations, so we have documented all our best tips and tricks for getting report cards written and handed in on time.

Start here on our blog:

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How to Prepare in Advance for Report Writing

We wanted to start with some things you can do in advance to prep to make it easier to begin earlier.

12 Top Tips for Report Writing Success

These 12 tips have helped us keep a smile on our  faces over the years and we hope they will help you too.

Report Productivity Strategies (our best hacks)

This post will list our top productivity strategies  for report writing, because every minute counts, right?!

How to write report comments in less time

This post is all about giving you a little motivation to get started on your comments.

If you are looking for even more shortcuts to writing reports…

Skip the blog posts above and go straight to our Report Companion. It has everything you need to step up your system and finish your reports in no time. All the tables in this document are editable so you can personalise and add your class information. Report Writing

Click here for our Report Companion

It includes time-saving tips, comment examples and formulas, strategies, grammar suggestions, sentence starters, word banks, and more!

“This was a great resource. I find it quite difficult to write report comments that get straight to the point and this really helped me hone my report writing skills.” Eva V. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“This was awesome during report cards. It really helped me tailor each comment to each child and it made me not sound like a robot. :) Thank you!” Erin M. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Before you go, here is a bonus motivation tip:

Have you read Atomic Habits by James Clear? He talks about many great things, but this one simple little tip might be a game changer when it comes to report writing motivation!

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A tricky part about writing reports is seeing the fruits of your labour BUT the most effective form of motivation is PROGRESS!

 

So why not track your progress to see how all the little steps you are taking are coming together to make a big difference…

1. Sit a jar next to your computer.

2. Every time you complete a comment or input a data set, add something to your jar (it could be Pom poms like in our pic, marbles, counters etc)

3. This little ritual is going to be the visual proof of the progress you are making, therefore adding to your motivation! Why not treat yourself to a reward once you fill it to the top!

Give yourself the positive reinforcement you need to get them done!

 

Wishing you all the luck and positive vibes during this report writing season!


 

 

Looking for something more…. Check out our Report Card Help – How Teachers can use Chat GPT to Help Write Reports blog post. We realise that using an AI tool to help teachers write report cards is a little controversial but our post will discuss authentic ways teachers can use Chat GPT to help write report cards. Click the image below to read more.

Chat GPT Report Writing

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