I am a strong proponent of teachers and self-care. And with that comes teachers managing their time wisely. One of my earliest teaching mentors often said to me "Work smarter, not harder." It was not until I had a few years under my belt that I realized that that meant changing some things that included me actually stepping back and not doing it ALL. Including not grading everything myself. Enter the gift of peer editing!
The benefits of peer editing are numerous, and before any teacher sees an essay, it should have been peer edited at least once. It is crucial, however, that students know how to peer edit, and why. Here are 5 reasons students should be doing more peer-editing.