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June 18, 2014

Making Grading Faster: Homework Oopsies

I’m not trying to get you to race through giving your students high-quality feedback, but I hear over and over that you are drowning in grading. I’ve written about Jeff V.’s homework set-up to allow for easier grading and given some other tips…

January 29, 2013

Systems Tweaking: Returning Graded Work

I like to remind people that it may be hard to get HOURS back in your day, but it is much easier to get back minutes—both yours and your students’. Tess H., a middle school teacher in Philadelphia, recently shared how her systems for…

October 17, 2012

Mailbag: Thumbdrives, Google Docs, and Longhand, Oh, My!

Dear Maia, I’m a middle school language arts teacher, and it has gotten increasingly complicated to keep track of my students’ writing over my decade of teaching. Some students want to write by hand.  Others want to draft on laptops or…

September 26, 2012

Mailbag: 170 Students and Drowning in Grading!

Dear Maia, I am a high school principal in Colorado, and some of my teachers have 170 students EACH. They are drowning in homework to grade. How on earth can they make this easier and more efficient? Kate…