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I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and the one part I am still struggling with is my unique class load. I teach three grade levels of English (6,7,8) and I have yet to figure out how do I manage all the essays, homework, and now all the other common core paperwork?

Jun 29, 2015 9:11am

  • English Language Arts
  • 6-8
  • Planning


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    • Jul 5, 2015 1:14pm

      I'd like to hear this advice as well. I'm a third year high school ELA teacher and I'm trying to figure that out. Work-life balance would be a wonderful outcome this year.

      • Jul 26, 2015 4:15am

        I'm posting this here in response to your paperwork issue. There is a Paperwork Reduction Act and a committee that should be in place in every school. The fact is, there is no magic bullet to solve your paperwork issue because it's too much and it can't be solved. Like you, I have tried every strategy. Going paperless, helps, but there's always an influx coming in...where will you find time to grade. Another strategy I use is having students create rubrics and grade each other's work. Support my group's thunderclap below because we are advocating for paperwork reduction.

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