This year I am trying to save time and paper when I can. One way I thought I would try is in the way I collect parent/student information. Every year I send home a couple of information forms for the parents to fill out. One is a general info form with phones numbers, medical stuff, etc. I could get this on our online system, but honestly it’s faster to open a binder and have it right there.
The second for is a getting to know your child form. This helps me understand a child’s strengths, how they approach learning, struggles, etc. It really is insightful.