I love red pens and I cannot lie - you?

(38 Posts)
LordPalmerston Mon 28-Oct-13 09:57:40

and reserve the right to use them ( with appropriate marking)

Imo the colour of the pen is a smoke screen to poor marking. If the marking is good, you can use what ever colour you want.

¡ Viva los pennos reddos!

Cynderella Mon 28-Oct-13 10:01:10

Yes! Green pens are rubbish and the kids agree. I flout our marking policy and use red. It has been commented on in book checks but nothing's ever been done about it.

LordPalmerston Mon 28-Oct-13 10:01:35

im a flouter too.
flout and OUT

sassytheFIRST Mon 28-Oct-13 10:03:16

Red ink in a naice fountain pen here (stationery snob).

Never had my marking criticised, only praised.

LordPalmerston Mon 28-Oct-13 10:51:57

Ooh. I'm a pilot 0.7 gel

ChampagneTastes Mon 28-Oct-13 10:54:05

Ooh I love 0.5 Zeb rollers - just so smooth. I will NOT mark in green because it simply doesn't show up well enough against blue/black work. My marking is constructive, formative and regular - the colour has bugger all to do with it.

TheFallenMadonna Mon 28-Oct-13 10:57:40

I use pink ink in a fountain pen. Green is for lazy self marking.

Lottiedoubtie Mon 28-Oct-13 11:12:34

I love a red too, and I hide my best one from my colleagues blush

Fortunately red pen has not been banned at my school grin

LordPalmerston Mon 28-Oct-13 12:19:49

i agree - the contrast is good

BatmanLovesIckyBarry Mon 28-Oct-13 14:17:45

It is our school policy to mark in red. We're hard as nails, we are. Green is for editing / peer marking.

I love red. Stabilos for me.

Ihatespiders Mon 28-Oct-13 16:34:57

At one of my training schools we marked in 'perfect purple' for positive bits and 'going forward green' for incorrect/challenges.

In my first job I used to mark in a different colour every day so that I could give clear feedback on the pupil's responses to previous feedback. My favourites were pink and purple Stabilos.

Then I changed school and I have to mark in blue. The pupils write in black and edit in green. 'Tis very dull sad

I do liven it up with stamps in different colours though, which are not school policy. grin

LittleRobots Mon 28-Oct-13 16:36:51

I like marking in purple. For everything!

We're not allowed to use red - tis bloody stupid. I occasionally rebel and use dark burgundy, but usually I'm all about the purple.

Ihatespiders Mon 28-Oct-13 16:39:58

Ooh ... likes the idea of marking in dark burgundy.

Maybe I might just lose my blue pen sometimes. wink

My DM was once furious at a note from a teacher being in red pen..she insisted writing in red was considered rude..hmm

runningonwillpower Mon 28-Oct-13 16:45:01

The green marking pen makes me laugh.

Everyone knows that green ink is the choice of nutters.

clam Mon 28-Oct-13 17:00:00

Red ink used to be banned for us. Apparently it might create some sort of phobia - we adults are all emotionally scarred, it would seem, from having our schoolwork scribbled all over in red, so we have to emotionally scar the new generation in blue or black that they can't see as it doesn't stand out against what they've written.
New HT doesn't believe in all that shit, so we're back to red again! And the kids can do their corrections and editing much more easily.

LordPalmerston Mon 28-Oct-13 17:48:24

lol at edit

are you ALL english teachers?!

Ihatespiders Mon 28-Oct-13 17:51:47

<needs [star] emoticon so that I can leave three stars and a wish on each post>

complexnumber Mon 28-Oct-13 18:01:36

My DP mocks me as I always have a breast pocket with 1 red, 2 blue and a black pen.

To go out with anything less just makes me feel naked.

Fugacity Mon 28-Oct-13 18:42:45

I mark on-time HW in green and late HW in red.

Marking in class or feedback is student-marked in purple.

DrSeuss Mon 28-Oct-13 18:48:45

I have to use highlighters for DIRT time. "This is a level 1 because you ran it through Google Translate. Correct the six highlighted errors to reach a level where you give a shit."

Lottiedoubtie Mon 28-Oct-13 18:53:48

fugacity I'm impressed with that level of organisation!

feelingdizzy Mon 28-Oct-13 18:57:39

Purple is the only way to go, I briefly dabbled in pink doesn't have the same oomph .We can choose whatever colour pen we want , the freedom!

Weegiemum Mon 28-Oct-13 19:02:04

When you mark official exams in Scotland you get a FREE RED PEN! Makes the crappy pay worth it!!

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