When do you prefer to get your grading done?

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  1. JimG

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    For the most part, kids got done at different rates, so it never got to more than three a couple times. And the assignment was very easy to grade in less than ten seconds (all numerical answers that are either right or wrong). It would not be manageable for grading in-depth things like proofs or written responses.
     
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    For multiple choice assignments, several of our teachers use Zip Grade. Students put their papers under a document camera and it grades them automatically as they turn them in.
     
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  3. Teacher234

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    I wish I did your method, but I feel better when all my papers from the day can be graded. I do not know why. I have tried to work on this for over a decade.....I still grade the same way. (I have been teaching for 2 decades, though.)
     
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    That would make my life so much easier, but I do not it think would work for elementary.
     
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    You could try having them raise their hand when they finish and then quickly going to their desk to grade the paper. It would let you circulate more.
     
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    Great idea!
     
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    I do some during my prep time. Tests, more time intensive papers I do at home...a
     
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    I usually grade during the same period that students take their quizzes and tests. Scores go in the same day. Homework assignments go in immediately after homework discussion — I just call each student’s name out loud and I enter in their marks, which are all peer graded. If I don’t finish by the end of the period, then I finish in my prep period immediately after class or after school. My schedule looks like this:

    1) AP Stats
    2) Prep
    3) AP Stats
    4) Prep
    5) AP Calc BC
    6) Prep
    7) Calc 3

    I love my schedule and it allows me to get everything done that day. Very, very rarely do I take my work home with me as I have plenty of time to get it done during the day. I do, however, answer emails over the weekend on occasion.
     
  9. Teacher234

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    thanks for replying. It must be nice to have a prep/planning period after you teach a class. You might be jealous of my planning period schedule (this is sarcasm):
    8:00-8:45 Prep Time (before school)
    8:45 Students arrive
    8:45-10:45 Class
    10:45-11:15 Student Lunch; planning time
    11:15-3:00 Class, I occasionally can fit it a little prep time when students are independently working
    3:00-3:30 Prep Time (after school)
    3:30 Head home
     
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    Oof. At least you can begin and end your day with a prep. Also, why do you lesson plan so much?
     
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    I have three grades to plan for daily/weekly. I also use this time as lesson prep. Lesson planning tends to take me a little longer than other teachers. During those times, that is when I grade.
    The only good news is that I start work at 8 AM and end at 3:30 PM.
     

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