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cutting up work
Old 10-23-2017, 02:34 AM
 
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I agree with cutting the work into parts-literally. If you have a one page worksheet, cut it into strips so he can only do say 5 problems at a time. Give a time minimum for each section. Allow him to do absolutely nothing else within that time minimum (no pulling out a book, no doodling, no sleeping, etc).

What does he say about his reason for rushing? Since he's a smart kid who loves school it doesn't seem like it's a "don't care" issue. Is the work too easy for him? If it's an assignment you know he's truly capable of getting say a 90 or higher on if he takes his time, could you motivate him with something like "if you get a 90 or higher than you can spend 15 min researching a topic of your choice? or reading a free choice book or whatever would appeal to him?"

Do his parents support you? Could their be a home incentive? Something about taking his time on assignments ties into something fun at home?
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