I found this blog particularly insightful because it gave actual ideas on how to get your grading done while balancing lesson plans and life in general!
Assessment: 6 Steps to More Efficient, Effective Grading By: Ellen Kottler
“Ever feel buried under the stack of assignments, tests, and quizzes just waiting for you to grade? Balancing lesson planning and grading can be a challenge for many teachers. Here is your six-step guide to help you monitor your students’ progress while managing the amount of paperwork.
The Six-Step Guide to Efficient, Effective Assessment
Many new as well as veteran teachers often find themselves with more student papers to grade than they have time. Whether it is homework, class work, quizzes and tests, or other forms of assessment, teachers end up with a lot of student work to appraise and not enough time in the school day to complete the task.
Therefore, it is important to select assessments wisely and strategize when you will read and grade student work. The following questions will guide you in your efforts to monitor your students’ progress while managing the amount of paperwork.”
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