My school has found ways to reduce the workload burden on teachers – while also helping us become more effective in the classroom.
Só esta parte vale por muitas estratégias que por aí andam:
There aren’t any burdensome written reports
When parents receive reports, they want to be reassured that their child is behaving, working hard, doing their homework and making progress. Each of these can be communicated by a simple number, which makes up the main focus of our reports. Teachers only elaborate where a child is falling behind, so that parents know why and, more importantly, what they can do about it.
We feel that detailed conversations are far more effective when they take place face-to-face at parents’ evenings. Teachers are expected to telephone parents if they are concerned about a child’s progress as soon as it becomes an issue, and we also have progress leaders and their invaluable assistants, who don’t have teaching timetables so can meet with parents as needed.