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Managing Your Paper Load and Moving Writers Forward

How heavy is that bag you're carrying? How tall is that stack of papers on your dining room table? Are you sacrificing too much free time to providing writers feedback that is only ignored? You'll find new solutions here.

Teacher's Notes

It’s time to reclaim your personal time, teacher friends.

I know how much it hurts when we stop living in order to finish adding feedback to drafts or worse, grading stacks of papers.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Let’s get real about what matters most to us, personally and professionally. Let’s learn to plan a balanced life and work smarter, not harder.

And let’s make sure that our students are doing the real work and reaping the rewards of it, too.

Here’s how. 

More Training

01Welcome!

Let's get started!

02Session 2

Learn how shifting your grading practices can lighten your paper load.

03Session 3

Let's try creating your own grade book page.

04Session 4

Documenting learning bit by bit instead of grading papers

05Session 5

How do I convert my standards based grades to traditional grades for reporting purposes?

06Session 6

The quickest way to lighten paper load: Staggering due dates and scaffolding the work

07Session 7

How does lightening paper load actually improve learning?

08Session 8

How might you assess a full load of drafts and plan interventions in under an hour?

09Session 9

What do you do when your best practices fail?

10Session 10

Let's plan a virtual meeting.