Apologies for the recent silence on this page. As you may have guessed, I’ve been rather busy with work, and here’s just some of it:
Luckily, I only have to write full reports once a year (the regular reporting cycle tracks grades and effort levels) so this doesn’t inundate me too often. This week, I have to write reports for one hundred and fifty kids across three different years and five classes.
It’s an art form in itself, report writing, and one that perhaps should be included on the syllabus.
The pinnacle of report writing praises the well behaved student who is too often forgot, corrects the behaviour of those forgotten too rarely. As such, it gives rise to its own dictionary of doublespeak.
Today, I shed light on a few of them.
Timmy is a friendly and confident student whose contributions are valued by his peers. Timmy is a loudmouth shit who never stops talking to his peers.
Johnny is a very capable student who can be highly motivated. Johnny might be bright, but I don’t know because he never puts any bloody effort in.
Spike would benefit from reading a wider variety of texts more fully at home. Spike tends not to misbehave so I don’t really know him, but you can always read more so I’ll suggest that.
Come to think of it, I’m starting to remember what was written on mine…