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Book scrutiny once again shows that I don’t do much of things I think are pointless…

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mylifeasacynicalteacher

Myself and a colleague just scrutinised each others books. The marking was almost identical and the books were pretty similar in many ways.

The feedback was much as the same as the feedback usually is when someone looks at my marking. Every box was ticked except the one about regularly sharing the level of the work and the one about pupils responding to diagnostic marking.

Almost every time someone looks at my marking it falls down on one of both of those fronts. The reason for this is that I don’t see the value in doing those things so I am either not doing them or constantly trying to judge the least amount of time I can spend on them while still ticking the box. I often misjudge this (particularly when I’m in a new school).

I mean what is the point of telling pupils what level the work their…

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