What If? Series: Reframing Report Cards

Reframing report cards

Sparked by recent news about upcoming changes to Ontario’s Elementary report cards, Susan Hopkins and Stuart Shanker muse about how reframing the idea of report cards could make them a more enriching and informative experience for parents and students.

In this two-part series, they also address the reality that many teachers find “doing report cards” to be an unpleasant chore. They discuss how reframing that reaction as a stress response could help us explore and possibly mitigate teacher’s report card stress via the lens of Self-Reg.

Watch both parts below or on our YouTube channel here: Part 1 & Part 2

Dr. Susan Hopkins is the Executive Director of Dr. Stuart Shanker's organization, Susan has been a teacher, school administrator, inclusive schooling coordinator, curriculum developer, educational researcher, and educational leader. She has worked in every area of education from the early years to post-secondary, from remote Northern schools to the Department of Education, and across contexts that include Italy and the Northwest Territories.
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