211: 3 Myths About Writing Report Cards That Are Making Your Reports Take Longer

You need to stop spending so much time writing your report cards. There, I said it. There are so many myths about writing reports, and one of them is that they take a long time.

Writing your report cards does not have to be this huge endeavor that takes hours and hours outside of your contracted time. 

Trying to write personalized comments for each of your students while also meeting the requirements of your administrator can be a challenge, to say the least. This is what ends up taking teachers so much time!

I’m teaching you how to systematize and simplify report card writing so that you can complete them in far less time. There are three myths that are eating up your report card writing time, and we’re busting them in this episode. 

If you’re ready to save yourself some time, you’re going to love this episode. 

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

  • Three myths that make report cards take longer to write 
  • Why not every report card comment needs to be entirely unique
  • Getting clear on what your administrator requires from your report cards 
  • How to standardize your comments 
  • The three parts that most report card comments need
  • Examples of standardized comments 
  • Why you feel like you don’t have enough data 
  • Using your daily observations to inform your report card comments 
  • Why comment banks are not bad or lazy 


If you’ve been buying into some of the myths about writing report cards that I mention in this episode, consider this my way of giving you permission to let go of them and stop spending so much time on report cards. 

If you like what you hear in this episode and you’re an Ontario-based teacher, check out our Report Card Comment Banks for grades 3-6 at www.madlylearning.com/assessment


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Report Card Comment Banks


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