Cross-posted from NZ Teachers (Primary) FB page 14 March 2015:
Morena Craig. To assist me I have worked out a weekly timetable where I cross out all my playground duties and commitments etc then fit in curriculum marking based in or around times that I would teach it. I also gauge what I can mark in class like Language and Maths. We mark Spelling and Homethink together and I have a set of pens, stickers etc that students can collectively use. We also peer mark where and when the time suits. I keep my own set of marking materials that includes pens, stickers, rubber stamps and one in particular that I fancy has 'Your next learning steps' on it. I also keep a checklist of students names handy that I use to ensure all books are collected and marked. I am very much into reflective thinking and providing constructive feedback so my comments are quite precise. BTW I'm a Y5-Y6 teacher and I think the level that you teach also determines the amount of marking that is required. Hope this rather long post helps.