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Posted on October 6, 2017 6:23 pm
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not enough time
There are students in the class that need a bit of extra time to finish their work but then they get behind in the next subject. I usually have them take the extra work home and bring it back but they have not been doing that. What are some suggestion I can do to alleviate this problem?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 8, 2017 8:42 pm

paTaHe
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If it is more than a few students, it may be the time management of the classroom. You may want to reconsider how much independent time the students have to complete the assignments. However, if it is just a few students, I would utilize the downtime of the classroom such as silent reading time. If the student does take the assignment home, make sure the parents are aware that the assignments are incomplete class work that does need to be completed. A lot of times the students will not inform the parents of the extra assignments in their backpack.
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yzujyV
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If I were in this situation I would do the same thing.
  Posted on: February 19, 2018 11:40 pm

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I agree with this solution.
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Solution 2
Posted October 7, 2017 2:55 pm

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If it is a large portion of the class then maybe you need to rearrange things. The answer might be to give less work or different work. The other answer might be to use class time differently allowing for more work time.
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Solution 3
Posted October 6, 2017 8:21 pm

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I think maybe you could have them stay during lunch or recess that way they realize that if they aren't going to accept the nice extra time at home you are giving them they can use their free time.
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Solution 4
Posted October 8, 2017 12:56 am

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One possible solution could be to send a note home to the parents to let them know that the student is coming home with work that was not completed during class. If they cannot complete it that they will have to complete it during recess the following day. This might either inspire parents to work with student or encourage students to get work done at school.
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Not sure that this is the best solution to this problem. Students aren't doing their work at home and it's no guarantee that the notes will reach the parents.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:18 am

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Solution 5
Posted October 7, 2017 1:03 pm

ereTuB
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Besides recess, you can have them finish things for morning work. I often use that time for students to catch up on things if they need to.
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I like this solution and think that it is a good use of classroom time.
  Posted on: February 25, 2018 11:02 pm

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Solution 6
Posted October 9, 2017 2:44 am

useZyt
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Have most of the class do practice for the lesson and pull those students into a small group for a better more close knit learning environment.
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I like the idea of having learning groups. I've seen this implemented in a 5th-grade classroom. The teacher taught in groups 95% of the time. Each group consisted of students who were at the same level academically. This way all students had the chance to work closely with the teacher and peers and ask questions when necessary.
  Posted on: October 15, 2017 9:29 pm

uWureg
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I definitely agree with the idea to rearrange everyone and give them learning groups. Perhaps having the insight of other students will allow them to complete the assignments in time.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:21 am

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Solution 7
Posted October 16, 2017 12:46 am

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If it is majority of the students who need extra time to complete their assignments, runs to the issue of time management. If that is the case make sure you are giving your students the appropriate amount of time to finish their work, so they do not have to worry about extra assignments. If it is only a few students who need extra time to finish their assignments, I would utilize any downtime like silent reading or during centers. As well as, possibly talking to those students one on one to see if their might be issues on why they need extra time and see how we can solve that together.
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Solution 8
Posted October 13, 2017 2:08 am

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I think having them bring the work home to finish it is a good idea, but since it is not working out to well I would maybe have those few students go in a group in the back of the classroom and have them finish it together. The students in the group should be able to help each other out and get it done faster.
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Solution 9
Posted October 16, 2017 3:48 am

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I would look into adjusting lesson plans and the amount of work given to accommodate students.
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Solution 10
Posted October 15, 2017 9:23 pm

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Maybe try to make the work a little less long so they have more time to do it.
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Solution 11
Posted February 20, 2018 12:47 am

Shelby Farrell
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I would take time later on in the week to fit in that extra time. Provide a gap in each day to allow students a make-up period to finish assignments.
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Solution 12
Posted February 21, 2018 2:25 am

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It depends on why they aren't getting it done. If it is just because the lesson is not fitting within the time schedule, I would try to time how long things are taking, how long they need to complete assignments, etc. and try to work out a time management plan based on that. Give them time in the morning to complete unfinished work, or contact parents and let them know you're sending unfinished work home. Considering sending the weeks unfinished work home on Friday and having it due Monday. Good luck !
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Solution 13
Posted February 24, 2018 3:29 am

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Are these students general education students or ESE? If they are ESE than they most likely have an accommodation on their IEP that addresses this issue with extra time. Otherwise, this can be solved by making sure the classroom teacher pays attention to the time as he or she teaches the lesson. This will limit the excessive time teaching and give more time to students to complete their work.
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Solution 14
Posted February 25, 2018 1:00 am

Nicole McVey
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I would pull those students into a small group of other students independent work to monitor and support their learning. This way you can see why they need more time... are they struggling or not on task? If they are struggling they may need some appropriate accommodations to help them understand the subject matter. Sending work home isn't a help to a student who doesn't understand or isn't motivated to do work... it is just the opposite of what should be done. If they are not motivated they must be by the teacher, what is their interest, what will motivate them? Offer appropriate rewards for completion. Not all student work for grades and stickers!
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Solution 15
Posted February 25, 2018 3:00 pm

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If you notice the problem continuously happening in the classroom, then I would shorten the assignments by a couple of questions or adding the additional questions as bell work the following day. However, if you are set on sending the work home with students, write a friendly reminder and have parents initial the completed work.
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Solution 16
Posted February 25, 2018 4:03 pm

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Look into an one on one with the student or a co-teacher that can help the student. If this is not possible, have him finish his work during recess or in the morning or in the afternoon. Usually my students work independently or read in the morning and in the afternoon, work on their homework. During this time, you should be free enough to sit with the student and help him. You could try contacting the parents and making them aware that he is coming home with work that needs to e finished and brought back.
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Solution 17
Posted February 25, 2018 7:42 pm

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I don't know what type of assignments you are assigning. But in countries like Finland that were lower then the USA and are now number 1 in education, they hardly assign homework. If they do assign it, its about quality versus quantity. I would recommend a few questions 3 to 5 versus 40 etc. You can always shorten the work load for them.
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Solution 18
Posted February 26, 2018 3:26 am

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I would try to set out time for them to finish and have the rest of the class do some extended learning. Like if there was worksheet that needed to be done and some students were not done I would instruct the rest of the class to get things ready for the next day or explain what you are going to learn next class or go over some expectations.
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