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Posted on October 17, 2020 6:44 pm
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John Williams
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Student not completing homework..
This student is an amazing learner and completes all assignments in class. She actively participates with the class and constantly works well within groups. However, when any homework is given, it never returns completed. Its blank and incomplete. When asked, she always says she forgets, even though I've given several reminders within her agenda and work book. How can I encourage her to do her work outside of the class?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted November 28, 2020 7:38 pm

Marie_21
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First, I would talk with the student to get more details about the lack of homework completion. Have you considered allowing homework extensions? If she forgot, she should be able to complete it for the following day. If that doesn’t work, I would recommend reaching out to her guardian(s) for input. There are many possibilities for why she is having trouble completing work at home. I would try to remain patient and attempt to communicate frequently with both the student and the parents to find a solution.
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Solution 2
Posted December 3, 2020 5:27 pm

Nesyhy
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First thing I would do is setup a parent conference. It is good to communicate with the parents so that they can understand what is going on. I would inform them that she is a great student but is having issues with completing homework. You and the parents could work together to come up with solutions on how to help her. You could also try and differentiate the homework assignment to her interests. This might motivate her to do homework since it would be about something she can relate to. You could also come up with a reward system in order to motivate her to do work.
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Lauren Toner
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This is a great proactive solution for this issue. I think having students' interests in mind is great for their homework. Students will complete activities that they like or have an interest in.
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Solution 3
Posted October 19, 2020 4:38 pm

Kristen Duffy
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I would set up a conference with her parents to see if they can reinforce efforts and hold her accountable for school work at home as well. You could also work with her and her parents to create a reward system for thoughtful completion of her homework.
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Jessica Gamez
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If i was a teacher, Ill also set up a parent conference. Therefore the parent is on the same page and aware that the student isn't completing homework.
  Posted on: October 21, 2020 1:13 pm

Kelly Brown
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The parent -teacher conference is definitely a great way to start to rectify the situation. Another idea that I have seen used is to make a homework club display and given an incentive for the students that stay in the club so many times in a row. Kids love games and like to compete so this might help this student remember that they need to complete homework.
  Posted on: October 25, 2020 12:30 pm

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Solution 4
Posted October 27, 2020 2:47 pm

ygaQaQ
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I think if she is not completing the homework it may be that she is not being challenged enough. Since it seems like she is a great learner and is always participating I would find ways to challenge her more outside of the classroom. Giving her other homework and having a conference with her parents and her I think would be a great step to get to the bottom of it.
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Solution 5
Posted December 6, 2020 1:13 am

vuTyVu
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Try to dig a bit deeper in your conversation with the student. There may be a situation at home that is causing her to skip her homework. Set up meeting with the parent, even if it has to be virtual, to see what the situation is. If the parent is receptive, come up with a plan together to motivate the student with positive reinforcement.
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Solution 6
Posted October 27, 2020 7:55 pm

ryLeTe
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This student might not be encouraged outside of class or are very busy with after school activities. Either way, it is important to talk to them and understand from their point of view what might be the reason.
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Solution 7
Posted December 7, 2020 11:10 pm

MazuZy
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There could be a variety of reasons she isn't completing her homework. You could set up a meeting with her parents to discuss ways to enforce a designated time to do her homework. You could also sit down with her and get to know her, what she likes to do, her responsibilities after school, etc. She may not being doing her homework because she doesn't have time and is embarrassed to say so.
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Solution 8
Posted March 1, 2021 1:59 am

Mary Claire Murphy
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Talk to the student privately. If she does not really describe home life well, set up a parent-teacher conference. Find out about home life from the parent during this time. Sometimes it can be due to having to do housework like babysitting siblings and making sure they get their school work done.

If it is just something else, work with the parent and student to set up a small reward system for the student when homework is returned completed. This can be a reward at the end of the week or a piece of candy.
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Solution 9
Posted March 3, 2021 5:23 pm

VePyHy
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I would first sit down with the student and make sure they are okay and everything at home is okay. There might be something going on at home that is restricting the student from doing their homework. If the student doesn't feel comfortable talking, you could set up a parent conference to figure out the problem. If that doesn't work, you could have a meeting with the school administration and get them involved.
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Solution 10
Posted March 7, 2021 1:47 pm

yDyVuB
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This can be a reminder sent out on an app. There are school apps such as remind and canvas that could be set up to set a specific time for a reminder where the student gets a notification. If forgetting is truly the issue, that could be an easy solution.
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Solution 11
Posted December 3, 2020 5:21 pm

MusyWy
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I would have a conferance with her parents, see whats going on at home. If not try a rewards system when students complete homework, such as a piece of candy or 5 more minutes of centers
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Solution 12
Posted December 8, 2020 4:53 am

yZadyT
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I think this is something that needs to be addressed with the parents. She is not showing any signs of struggling with the material in school but things are not being done at home. I would set up a meeting with the parents and try to come up with a solution together. There are many possibilities of things happening at home that teachers might not know about that could be reasons for unfinished homework.
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Solution 13
Posted February 24, 2021 6:08 pm

SeGyHu
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I would set up a parent-teacher meeting and come up with a plan to get the student into some kind of routine. It could start in homeroom at the end of the day where the teacher checks in with the student to make sure she has the books needed to complete her work and continue at home when the parents sign off on each subject.
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Solution 14
Posted February 28, 2021 4:28 pm

Lauren Toner
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I would try to incorporate a different learning strategy for her to do her homework. Allow her to complete assignments online through the computer and submit them to the class dojo, Etsy, canvas, or so on.
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