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Posted on October 15, 2016 12:30 am
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aDaWaV
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Just a signature
I require every student to get a parent signature in their agenda for their homework. One students parents refuse to sign it because they believe that if their child doesn't do their homework, that is their fault. She always does her homework, but loses points because of not having a signature. What should I do?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 15, 2016 3:49 am

Husava
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First off I will not take points off the student if there work is done. I will only take off points if the student H.W is not done.
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aNaMeJ
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I agree!
  Posted on: October 3, 2017 10:37 pm

WeDyje
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yes i agree with this solution. That is unfair to take points away for their parents part of the homework.
  Posted on: July 7, 2018 2:35 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 17, 2016 2:35 am

qunumy
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I would inform the parent that you require all students to get their agenda signed. I would also inform the parent that their child is very good at doing their homework but because the parent isn't singing their child is loosing points. If the parent doesn't seem to show any concern for this and the student continues to do their part I would quit taking off points due to the parents lack of concern.
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Solution 3
Posted February 24, 2017 6:12 pm

gyVyPe
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I think I would inform the parent that you prefer the parent to sign off on the agenda just to show that the parent was aware the child had homework. I went to a school where this had to be done on all homework assignments. If the child still completes their homework but the parent isn't signing off maybe slowly stop enforcing this rule.
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PeMuQa
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I agree that this is a good solution! The parents should not take away their student's points like this, but being that they do not care about whether or not their student does the work it is a good idea to just have them be aware of the homework, if it gets done or not is not their concern at that point.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 12:55 am

Kathy Allen
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If students are completing their work, their parents shouldn't cost them the points.
  Posted on: February 23, 2018 7:17 pm

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Solution 4
Posted July 9, 2017 3:40 pm

NaPeqe
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If the parents have told you specifically that they will not sign the paper, it isn't right to deduct the student's points, especially if she is doing the work. Maybe rethink your assignment of requiring a signature. Maybe just deduct points from students if they don't have a signature if their work isn't done.
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Solution 5
Posted February 24, 2017 4:04 am

ZaBuBy
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You should not collect points for parent signatures. If child is completing homework, then not having a signature should not take points away.
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Solution 6
Posted October 9, 2017 9:07 pm

vugage
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I would not reprimand the student for their parent not cooperating. As log as the student does their work I would not harp on it.
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Solution 7
Posted October 12, 2017 2:20 am

aRaLeg
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I would talk to the parents and explain that they main reason for the signature is to make sure the parents are keeping up with their child's education. The homework is the child's responsibility so the parents will not be in trouble for it. Taking points off is not a good idea for the students if they have homework completed.
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Solution 8
Posted October 3, 2017 10:39 pm

aNaMeJ
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If the student is getting their homework done they shouldn't be punished.. Taking points from them because of their parents issues isn't fair for the student that is doing what they are supposed to and could make the student stop doing their homework because either way they are being punished for it.
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Solution 9
Posted February 26, 2018 7:01 pm

TaTaBy
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First, stop taking points away from the student because you know it is the parent's fault for not wanting to sign. Second I would, as the teacher, sign that students planner. Every morning I would have the student show me her homework and that it is completed, and if it was I would sign for the parent and if not that is when I would take points from the student.
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Solution 10
Posted February 25, 2018 11:59 pm

ZeSuQy
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Unfortunately you cannot force a parent to be involved with their child's education and the only thing you can do as the teacher to keep reinforcing expectations for the classroom and to invite them be active participants. However, kudos to the student who is self motivated to continue to get her work done with no support at home i would definitely reward her for the motivation i would not however deduct points off her agenda because the parents refuse to sign it. As teachers we need to be aware that sometimes parents will not or cannot help their child and we should not penalize students for something they can not control. I would make an exception for this student and continue to try to include the parents.
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Solution 11
Posted October 3, 2018 5:16 pm

reLuWe
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I would not take points way if the homework is done. Remember sometimes kids insist their parents to sign papers and they forget. You can't penalize the kid for something is not her fault, especially if she is doing her homework.
I would email parents at the end of the week to remind them to sign kindly the agenda. If the kid misses an assignment that wasn't signed, then contact them immediately.
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Solution 12
Posted October 14, 2018 5:38 pm

RamaJe
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I would try and explain the rules of the classroom to the parent and also explain them to the student. If the parent still does not seem to change I think that you should stop taking points off of the students homework grade as long as the students homework is done.
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Solution 13
Posted October 8, 2018 2:23 am

Arielb
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Take off points if the homework is not done. Have students get their agenda signed on their homework the following day if it is not done to reinforce that homework should be done. Then it is not an every night occurrence to have the parents sign homework. We need to teach students self discipline and that's what parents are doing too.
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Solution 14
Posted March 6, 2017 2:11 am

Andrea Howey
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I would try to compromise with the parent, just tell her its not her fault if the student does not do her homework.
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Solution 15
Posted July 10, 2017 3:31 am

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Have a conference with the parent and someone from administration and bring this to their attention that it's important for them to sign the homework.
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