I’ve never met a teacher who hasn’t bemoaned the amount of grading they have to do at one point or another. For many teachers, grading takes up just as much time as lesson planning and actual teaching, and for some teachers it takes even more.
The number of hours spent on grading vary from teacher to teacher and program to program. Sometimes there’s nothing a teacher can do. Certain curricula demand certain assignments and assessments that require tons of grading and there’s no way to get out of it.
But if you’re designing your own class and curriculum, you get to call the shots about how much you’re going to grade.
There are ways to lessen the amount of time spent on grading assessments, but this post is going to focus on grading assignments and homework.
And the answer isn’t to give students less homework. It’s to make them responsible for their own work.