More Efficient Grading
Notes from Podcast #132
THE GRADING SERIES
Podcast # 133 / Good Feedback on Student Work
Podcast # 134 / Coordinating Class Assignments to Manage Your Workload
Podcast # 135 / Grade Appeals and Managing Your Grade Book
Student Caring Moment
Situation: A student, who was doing well along the way, toward the end of the term is failing your class. The next semester they are on the edge of academic probation. After a confidential meeting, you learn that they are experiencing significant difficulties in their personal life that are causing their grades to drop. You are charged with the task of helping them.
- Connect with them on a human level. Take the time to really listen to your student before offering advice about their next steps.
- Investigate the possibility of a medical withdrawal if your university offers one.
- Consider giving them an incomplete grade, but weigh that with your workload.
Tips for more efficient grading.
- One of Daniel’s colleagues discovered a feature in the popular Turn It In dot Com service that reveals if your student has read your grading comments or not.
- Only one-third of the students were looking at the comments.
- Self talk: Is there anything we are doing that’s encouraging this behavior?
- When students see a large amount of comments they are overwhelmed and don’t know how to process it. This is not helpful to the student.
- It may be more efficient for you to give the student 2 or 3 things that you would like them to concentrate on.
- This is a teaching strategy that moves away from direction and correction toward evaluation, coaching, and encouraging.
We welcome your feedback to our work.
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