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Posted on October 19, 2015 12:58 am
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yDaNyn
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Missing Work
I teach 3rd math and science to 2 classes. I am with the first group for 160 minutes and then swap for the other group. Many of my students are not completing the assignments due to us swapping and then having to go to something else the next day. How can I ensure that all my students are completing their assignments?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 19, 2015 1:26 am

SaSyJe
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You could create a chart that stayed on display. When the assignment was complete and turned in, the student would place a star sticker in the appropriate box. This would allow the child to see a visual reminder and representation of the assignments. It would also help you to see, all in one spot, how the assignments are being completed. You could also have a warm-up at the start of each class that allowed the students to finish up the previous days work.
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Natalie Taylor
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This is a very good and detailed article.
  Posted on: February 22, 2016 2:30 pm

Kathy Allen
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I like this idea a lot! I think a little warm-up at the beginning will be very beneficial to the students.
  Posted on: February 23, 2018 7:33 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 19, 2015 1:49 am

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Perhaps they could finish it up for homework or you could make Friday "Finish Friday". Begin the next day with cheers for those that completed their work the day before. Ask those that are not able to finish what they believe the problem to be. Ask the teachers that follow you what they believe should be done to rectify this situation, Perhaps half way through the year, you could flip flop so that you finish the day with them instead of beginning the day and then having the assignments linger.
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This is a very good and detailed article.
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Solution 3
Posted February 25, 2016 11:25 pm

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My recommendation would be to break the assignment up into two parts. The first part will be completed in class and the second is to be done at home. This will allow you to keep the same workload, but ensures that your students will have enough time to complete the full assignment.
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Solution 4
Posted October 19, 2015 2:58 am

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I find that students may need to complete their work in class, after class or on Saturday with me. Many times I also infuse a Friday make-up day where you are able to work in groups to complete task or have a student teach the group or I work with individual students to ensure they complete missing work. Students can only make a 70 on late work.
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This is a very good and detailed article.
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Solution 5
Posted October 23, 2015 12:12 am

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Have students create a "I'm Not Done " folders. They will keep work in progress in these folders. Then give the students' due dates for the assignments. Offer the students times to revisit their unfinished work perhaps morning time before instruction begins or in centers. Collect assignments on the promised due date. Finally, take account of assignments turned in.
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Natalie Taylor
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This is a very good and detailed article.
  Posted on: February 22, 2016 2:31 pm

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Solution 6
Posted February 28, 2016 8:24 pm

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There are several ways that you can help this. You could allow students to do the work in pairs, splitting the assignment in half. Students can ask their partners for help, which eliminates them having to wait for you to help others before helping them. You could also create a packet of the work to be done that week and have students take unfinished work home for homework.
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Solution 7
Posted February 26, 2016 6:19 am

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Provide the students with a structured plan on when each assignment is due. Also, teachers can give students a schedule so they can look forward.
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Solution 8
Posted March 7, 2016 12:12 am

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I would suggest a folder that is specifically for papers that are not done. That way students can put their paper there to work on later instead of turning the paper in and receiving a bad grade. You could also do a make-up day for students to work on the papers in that folder, and if students don't have papers in there then they can have a free day or maybe even a fun worksheet to do quietly.
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Solution 9
Posted March 3, 2016 12:39 am

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I would have a quick check in the first five minutes of class to answer questions.
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Solution 10
Posted October 10, 2016 12:18 am

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Having a chart or checklist of things required for students to complete will help your students to understand and remember what is required of them. This chart should be hung in the classroom or written on the board where all students can see it. It would also be a good idea for these assignments and requirements to be posted somewhere online for students to be able to log in and see.
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Solution 11
Posted October 12, 2016 2:54 pm

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With my class I always give them time in class to finish work and if they do not complete it then it become part of their homework. This has motivated them to stay on task and complete their work during the class tie because they do not want the extra homework.
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Solution 12
Posted October 9, 2016 11:32 pm

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If many of the students are not able to complete the work, is it possible that it would be better to reduce the amount of work on each concept for students? I would emphasize the importance to the students of completed their classwork but also evaluate if I could reduce some of their classwork to make it more achievable for them, while still providing what they need.
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Solution 13
Posted October 13, 2016 8:13 pm

Jillian Rintrona
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to ensure they are all completing there assignments maybe keeping a log to keep track of each student.
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Solution 14
Posted October 9, 2017 3:41 pm

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I would implement some sort of reward point system. I would provide points on a chart or something for those who complete the homework and they would receive some sort of prize once they receive a certain number of points.
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Solution 15
Posted October 16, 2017 10:46 pm

zuMyJe
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have your students complete the assignments for homework or provide extended time at the start of the following class.
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Solution 16
Posted February 23, 2018 8:49 pm

Kenneth Allen
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The best way to resolve this issue is to reduce the amount of work you are giving to the students. This will give you more flexibility to grade their assignments.
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Solution 17
Posted February 26, 2018 12:29 am

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Assign the work to be completed as homework.
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Solution 18
Posted March 7, 2016 3:59 am

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You could make Friday a 'ketchup day.' Every Friday, whatever work they didn't finish that week, would be expected to be finished and turned in Friday by the end of the class period. Whoever was already had their work completed, had a free period to do what they wanted; read a book, work on another class' work, etc.
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