One-Minute Marking CPD

Holly GardnerHolly Gardner is TT Editor, as well as a Freelance Publisher. She has been working with @TeacherToolkit for over 6 years – since she published his first book in her role as Senior Commissioning Editor at Bloomsbury Publishing. Since then, she left her day job,… Read more about Holly GardnerWhat is 1 minute CPD?Here at Teacher Toolkit, we strive to help teachers save time, provide them with resources and support them to be the best they can be in the classroom. 1 minute CPD is a new addition to the #TTkitCPD family!1 minute CPD will:Take you no longer than 1 minute to read!Provide you with a practical tip to improve an area of your practice.Be on a topic selected by our readers!So here it is our first 1 minute CPD!Plus, Minus, EqualsTeachers should mark students’ work in relation to a previous piece of work.If the latest piece of work is the same quality as the last, give it an = (equals) signIf it is better than their last piece, give it a + (plus) signIf it is worse than the last piece, give it a – (minus) sign.Why is it good strategy?Students can see at a glance if they have improved, stayed the same or if their standards have droppedIf you do this regularly for a piece of work, it will save you time when markingYou can adopt the ‘live marking‘ idea in class, which means less work to take home.TipKeep a tally of how many students get +, how many get – and how many get =. You can then distribute rewards and recognition appropriately without the task becoming too erroneous.Further reading10 Marking and Feedback Strategies5 Minute Marking Plan5 Tips to Eradicate the Marking MiseryRelated

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