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Old 10-21-2018, 09:04 AM
 
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Silly question..

When you grade materials from students .. what do you use?

I use colored pens or thin crayola markers.

However .. our team leader has asked us to not use red when grading. She said it can make students feel bad.

I don’t know about all of that. I use purple most of the time. Red sometimes too.

How about you ?


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Old 10-21-2018, 09:10 AM
 
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I use whichever colored pen or highlighter I grab. Iím all over the rainbow with correcting pens.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:12 AM
 
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I put stars on the incorrect answers instead of X's or check marks. I pick all different colors.
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Mostly purple gel pens
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I buy them 3-12 at a time, and they're at home and at school. I will use another color if it's handy, even red, but my preference is for the purple gel pen.

I've read that too, about red, which is why I chose purple. It shows up best. However, I suspect that any color that gets connected with a correction will eventually make children feel bad. It's not the color, it's the corrections.

I also avoid x's. If possible, I circle the correct response. Sometimes, I draw a single line through an incorrect response. If there's too much to line out, I put an x, along with a correct answer.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:38 AM
 
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We check as a group and discuss what is correct and how to fix the errors. Students pick their own color. If I am checking one/one they tell me what color smelly marker they want me to use. I NEVER use red unless they pick it.


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Old 10-21-2018, 09:42 AM
 
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I used purple Papermate Flexgrip pens.
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I never understood the "red makes a student feel bad". If we all used a different color besides read, like if teachers historically used blue to mark things wrong, then wouldn't that color make the student feel bad? It just doesn't make sense to me personally. However, to each their own.

I use pen and I grade with whatever I can find. Sometimes blue, sometimes black, sometimes red, sometimes purple, sometimes green, sometimes pink, whatever pen is available at the moment.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:51 AM
 
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I love to write with Flair felt tips and I use the "color of the month" ...

red for September and February
orange or black for October
brown for November
green for December and March
blue for January and April
purple for May
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:56 AM
 
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Anything that isn’t what they wrote with. I don’t really have a preference.
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:08 AM
 
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I use whatever I can get my hand on. Sometimes I circle incorrect answers, sometimes I slash through the question number, sometimes I write an x. Depends on what my subconscious chooses! I personally donít buy the ďred makes students feel badĒ idea.


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Old 10-21-2018, 11:22 AM
 
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Students grade in red. Teachers grade in green. It helps parents to know who graded what when they see papers.

This is a school wide policy.
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:25 AM
 
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I use green, purple, light blue, dark pink, or orange colored pens.
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I use scented Mr.Sketch and follow a holiday color scheme when there are holidays.
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I have also been told never use red to grade papers.

I have an odd quirk - I have to match my pen with what I am wearing. You can tell what color I wore that day by the color ink I graded in, lol !

I like PaperMate InkJoy fine point pens. I also like Flair pens.
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:31 PM
 
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I use whatever I happen to grab when I'm grading papers.

A lot of the time I use stamps. One is red with a frown and "objective not met". The other is green with a smile and "objective met".
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:46 PM
 
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I have heard that. When I was a grader and had to grade grad students' papers, I was asked not to use red. I think that's just dumb, honestly. Red is just another color. I use whatever color I have near me. I often use dark green or purple because those are the colors I have handy most often. But like Gromit said- basically any color they didn't use. If they used pencil, I don't usually use black because it's harder to distinguish. I like the way red looks, honestly! The contrast is nice
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:00 PM
 
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I never understood the "red makes a student feel bad". If we all used a different color besides read, like if teachers historically used blue to mark things wrong, then wouldn't that color make the student feel bad? It just doesn't make sense to me personally. However, to each their own.
I've always thought the same thing. The "red is bad" thing has been around forever, and at this point so few people use it, that it can't possibly have that same connotation anymore, right? Even when I was in elementary school 20-25 years ago now, my teachers used green to grade papers because "red is bad."

Like many others said, I just use whatever pen is near me. I don't really give it that much thought.
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:32 PM
 
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I use a pink highlighter. I highlight the number of the problem that is wrong.
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:53 PM
 
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I use blue because I found some blue erasable pens that I love! It's amazing how many times I need to erase.
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Old 10-21-2018, 06:08 PM
 
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Whatever color I grab, is the color I grade with. The only time I choose intentionally is if I’m grading corrections. I deliberately choose a different color so that the student can tell between the first grade and the corrections grade.

I use red marker to do notes, and post notes keys on Google classroom filled in with red, as well. I don’t feel I create a negative stigma with red, because I use it so innocuously.

I think it’s silly to stigmatize a color like that. WE (teachers, General) are the problem in that case.
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Old 10-21-2018, 06:35 PM
 
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I keep a supply of colored Flair pens and grade with whichever one I grab first. It might sometimes be red, but those marks don't carry any more weight than the purple, blue, or green ones.
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I like the ink joy pens too..

I have a couple of these.

https://www.amazon.com/BIC-4-Color-B...BSS8F7M8QS9TQ7
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:38 PM
 
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When I was teaching I used Bic purple. I too heard about not using red.
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I grew up in a time before someone discovered how bad it was to use red (which can be readily seen). Most of my papers were corrected with red and as far as I can tell, I've suffered no permanent psychological trauma or damage. Others might disagree.

A graphic artist might explain that color can affect (that's different than create) our mood and emotion. Someone with too much time on his/her hands might carry that to the extreme. Red means stop. Red represents angry. Green means go. But we also get "green with envy." Yellow means caution... or lack of courage. So why do we use yellow highlighters? Blue skies smile at us but when we're sad we also feel blue...

I don't feel bad when I stop at a red light unless I'm really in a hurry. Wait. Why is Santa's Suit red? Is it to make us feel bad?

Yes, I'd be tempted to have a fun discussion with your team leader but I've also found that it's usually not worth it.
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Old 10-22-2018, 04:54 AM
 
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Purple.

I also learned to x or circle the wrong answer choice. When I first started teaching, I would mark the question number. I had an experience where a parent changed the answer and accused me of making a mistake. I learned from that, and now always mark the wrong answer on anything multiple choice. Live and learn.
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I use purple.
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Simply because I wanted something different than the kids were using, and that's what I had available at the time. It became a "thing", so now I grade almost exclusively in purple.
I heard about the red, too, but that didn't factor into my decision.
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Old 10-23-2018, 08:15 PM
 
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I bought the 24 pack of Flair pens and whenever I get bored of a color, I switch.
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:06 PM
 
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Whatever color I grab, even if itís...gasp...red. This whole red thing is ridiculous.
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:28 PM
 
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purple or pink, but that's because I like purple and pink.
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I just want to know where you get your blue erasable pens and what brand they are. I'd love something erasable... though purple is better than blue.
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I grade in purple, green, and blue. Usually thin Crayola markers or Flair markers. I use those colors because they stand out from the colors used by the kids, usually.

I've heard that you're not supposed to grade in red because it reminds some kids of blood, especially those who have been through war or some other trama. Maybe it's an urban teacher legend...
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I used flair pens when I was teaching. That is one thing I brought home since I bought them. I was using the purple one just the other day.
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This year, I use a variety.
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I've bought 2 different brands of 4 packs and both included a hot pink, neon green and bright purple. (The remaining pen in one pack was black and the other was hot turquoise blue.)
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