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Students not completing work
Old 10-20-2019, 04:22 PM
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Students not completing (or even starting) their work is a problem that I know a lot teachers face, and despite being in my seventh year of teaching at the middle school level, I still haven't figured out a good way to deal with it.

At my new school, the middle school teachers (6th through 8th) have set in place a late work policy that allows students to turn in work up to one week late for full credit. After that, the assignment becomes an automatic 0, with any further opportunity to turn it in or complete being completely at each teacher's discretion on a case-by-case basis.

I have a large portion of students that are missing particular items (like an online test) and there are students that are missing a lot of assignments. Would you take time to have "work days" to allow students to complete that work, or assuming you provided the time and reminders, push forward in your curriculum and let the students face the consequences of not completing the assignments?

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