Modern day teaching can be extremely demanding. Teachers will therefore always welcome ways of helping them in their efforts to inspire and encourage pupils. In primary schools, targeted use of school stickers and rubber stamps has been found to be of enormous benefit when marking pupils’ work.
Assessing the written and creative efforts of pupils is one of the most important and demanding, yet under-appreciated, tasks regularly undertaken by teachers. Feedback and positive encouragement are of course vital for a child’s educational development, and teachers will therefore spend much of their time trying to respond to pupils’ efforts with meaningful written comments that provide a mixture of firm guidance and positive reinforcement.
Providing insightful feedback in this manner however can be extremely wearing, particularly when many teachers find themselves having to devote time to marking work in the evenings and at weekends. A good teacher will always try to avoid reducing his or her comments to that of a cliché; pupils can be sensitive to over-generalised statements and will certainly be less incentivised by such formulaic pronouncements.
At primary level many teachers have found that careful use of reward stickers, rubber stamps and, even in some cases, certificates, can take a lot of the hard work out of marking. Such devices, sourced from specialist design and manufacturing companies, will come with a variety of wordings and creative touches, all produced in a sophisticated and professional-looking format. Some companies will even be able to produce custom stickers, utilising themes and ideas developed within the school itself and which are therefore likely to carry extra resonance for pupils.
Provided such reward devices are used with thought and care they are welcomed and appreciated by primary school pupils.
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