Let Me Mark!


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This post is a seasonal twist on marking and teacher workload. Let Me Mark is an adaptation of Let It Snow!

This is an annual co-blog, featuring a singing performance by headteacher @RachelOrr. The lyrics have been adapted by @TeacherToolkit.
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The wonderful Christmas song Let It Snow was created by lyricist Sammy Cahn and the composer Jule Styne in 1945. The song shot to fame once again in 1959, when American singer and actor Dean Martin released the song on his album, A Winter Romance.
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Let Me Mark!

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 Click to play Let Me Mark by Rachel Orr; then read on as the music plays.
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Oh, the workload is becoming frightful,
But the head is so delightful.
It’s Christmas time they say, and so,
Let it go! Let it go! Let it go!
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shutterstock_281686904 HONG KONG, MAY 25: Studio shot of Lego people, combine from different set in hong kong on 25 May 2015.Legos are a popular line of plastic construction toys manufactured by The Lego Group in Denmark
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It’s the workload upon which I’m embarking,
And I’ve bought some pens for marking.
Enough of this coloured pen lark!
Let me mark! Let me mark! Let me mark!
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shutterstock_237022663 Orvieto, Italy - December 10th 2014: Lego mini figure workman at work on white background . Lego is a popular line of construction toys manufactured by the Lego Group
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When the marking is finally done,
Then the planning now has begun;
But if you’ll really keep in sight,
Assessments will keep you up all night.

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shutterstock_288461879 Colorado, USA - June 11, 2015: Studio shot of Lego minifigure businessmen. Legos are a popular line of plastic construction toys manufactured by The Lego Group, a company based in Denmark.

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Image: cjmacer / Shutterstock.com

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The marking frenzy is slowly dying,
But with policy we’re simply complying.
As long as you have the marking spark;
Let me mark! What a lark! Le me mark!

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shutterstock_345563513 Colorado, USA - November 26, 2015: Lego minifigure zombie businessman leaving work. Image representing being overworked.

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Image: cjmacer / Shutterstock.com

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Performance and Lyrics:

Performed by headteacher @RachelOrr with lyrics adapted by @TeacherToolkit.

shutterstock_337969319 Let It Snow written on wooden background with Santa Hat.
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Happy Christmas everyone!

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One thought on “Let Me Mark!

  1. Effective learning is the thing,
    ‘Throw out grades’ do we sing.
    Let’s keep efforts sharp as a tack;
    Good feedback, good feedback, good feedback!

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