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Posted on September 21, 2012 12:50 pm
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Matthew Sollers
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Kids forget putting names on assignments
How can I teach children to remember to put their identification (firstname and lastname) on their assignments before they turned them in?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 16, 2012 9:31 am

NaZyde
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As soon as I pass an assignment out, I would ask the students to write their names on the paper. After that, when they come to turn in the paper and their name is not there I would ask them to figure out what is missing.
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Jenna Herberson
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I like this idea, students are just so eager to get the work done they become careless, eventually it will become a habit to them.
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Solution 2
Posted October 2, 2012 3:31 pm

uremev
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I would remind students that the first thing the should do when starting an assignment is to ensure their name is on it. Additionally I could have a checklist for turning in work poster that students would reference. They will be able to look at this checklist and determine if they have meet al the criteria to turn in an assignment.
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erugyn
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Great solution, I had one teacher that would have everyone pass their paper to the person in the front of the row and they did a check. That way if its not there then you figure it out right away.
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Solution 3
Posted October 2, 2012 3:29 pm

edaPab
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I would make sure students know to put their name on the paper. Even in college students have a tough time remembering to put their name on a paper out of a class of 200. A teacher can simply say it at the beginning of the assignment. And the papers that don't have their name on their paper will get a point off. This was it is a simple point that students can learn and it also will remind students to hopefully remember their name.
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Solution 4
Posted October 7, 2012 9:51 am

Kym Toner
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Prepare a checklist that is posted on the wall for students to refer to after completing an assignment that includes tasks such as: Is my name on the top of my paper? Did I answer every question? Did I look over my answers and make sure the make sense?, etc.
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Solution 5
Posted October 2, 2012 3:06 pm

atuLyD
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At the beginning of the year, I would want to remind students to write their names on their papers and go over the classroom policies for when students do not put their names on their papers. I have had various experiences for when I did not put names on my assignments. I have had assignments thrown away and have had to redo assignments because I have not put my name on assignments. With my students, I would want to keep assignments with no names in a bin and have those assignments available and if no has claimed the assignment, then the assignment is thrown away.
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Solution 6
Posted October 2, 2012 3:12 pm

Vivian Winston
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I would have a very basic solution for this type of issue. If a student turns in an assignment without a name on it, they would have one chance to go back and put their name on it. If they did not go back and put their name on their paper, then the assignment would be thrown away. This is a very simple instruction that students have had to do since kindergarten, so it should not even be an issue with older students.
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Solution 7
Posted October 2, 2012 2:56 pm

BeLyGe
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Names on assingments is obviously crucial when grading and looking at the progress of students. To teach students to put their names on assignment you can make it interesting. For math assignments, they are to use red to write their name, science they use green, social studies uses blue, etc. This way they get in the habit of seeing a color name on their paper and this reminds them of the first thing they do is writing their name. If I as the teacher am to find a paper with no name I will post it on the board and the student to claim it will lose 2 points. This will not only reinforce them to write their names but also to know if they don't will lose points or may not recieve a grade at all.
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Solution 8
Posted December 9, 2012 7:51 pm

Shankeil Tarver
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Everything or activity you do with your students, have them to write their names on them. Make it interesting and fun for them. With every classwork have them write their names on each assignment with a different color pencil. Every time you do the assignment they will get excited to put their names and the next time they won't forget.
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Solution 9
Posted April 18, 2013 7:05 pm

eWaPyH
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I have always found it helpful to ensure that all worksheets have a spot for the name and the date. This way
1. The student knows what to do without you having to explain it them

2. You have the opportunity to take away points if they do NOT fill it in

If the students start to lose points, they will remember to write their name.

Sometimes extra credit (although it sounds silly) every once in a while will help them stay on it.
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Solution 10
Posted March 12, 2015 6:43 pm

HyseSa
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You could put a bunch of highlighters by the turn in bin. The students then have to highlight their name before they turn their paper in, which will remind them to write it if they have. Put the highlighters in a noticeable place that they will see before they put it in the bin.
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Solution 11
Posted October 2, 2012 5:34 pm

guPeRu
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Younger students, I would make it a habit of always announcing that they should put their name on their work. I would just inform them that will not receive a grade if they do not. You could also incorporate this into the daily schedule and eventually it will become a habit. For older students, intermediate elementary, I would provide a privilege for students who do put their names on all their assignments for the week. Your role is to teach self reliance and responsibility. If they do not put their name on their assignments, then they do not participate in the privilege.
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Solution 12
Posted October 2, 2012 3:05 pm

vusyHa
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I would offer an incentive such as a skittle when tehy turn in a paper with a name on it.
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Solution 13
Posted October 15, 2012 10:42 pm

GeJese
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I have a friend who is a teacher and he just had this issue with one of his students. The student's mother actually came up with a really interesting punishment for her child. She made her child write his name on a ream of paper before he could play with his friends on a saturday. Since then the student does not forget to put their name on their assignments. I think this could be adapted as a detention or extra homework activity; just having the student write their name repeatedly will get the point across.
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Solution 14
Posted February 21, 2015 1:43 am

eLutuP
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Before turning in their assignments, perhaps have the class start a new routine. Put signs in front of the turn in tray that say "Pause, Look for your name before turning in" and "Pause, Look, Turn-In". Model the behavior so that students understand that this is a procedure that you wish the students to complete. Be sure to communicate that if assignments do not have names, they will not be graded.
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Solution 15
Posted February 21, 2015 1:44 am

eLutuP
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Before turning in their assignments, perhaps have the class start a new routine. Put signs in front of the turn in tray that say "Pause, Look for your name before turning in" and "Pause, Look, Turn-In". Model the behavior so that students understand that this is a procedure that you wish the students to complete. Be sure to communicate that if assignments do not have names, they will not be graded.
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Solution 16
Posted February 25, 2016 12:48 am

Jen
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At the beginning of the school year I would set the expectations and as time goes on I would remind them when they are getting ready to turn assignments in. I would have the teacher helper check for names on the paper when they collect them and the papers that do not have a name will be hung on the front whiteboard with a magnetic clip.
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Solution 17
Posted October 13, 2016 8:23 pm

Jillian Rintrona
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For me personally i remember my teachers having it on my test or assignment as extra credit and all of us always wanted extra credit!
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Solution 18
Posted October 7, 2017 2:20 pm

ereTuB
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This drives me crazy! If they don't put their name on their work, I tell them it counts as a missing assignment and they will sit out of recess for 5 minutes. Once it happened once, they never forgot again!

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Solution 19
Posted February 26, 2018 3:05 am

LuSaNa
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I would highlight the top of the paper where their name goes in a bright color and teach them that is he first thing they do on an assignment.
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Solution 20
Posted October 4, 2018 5:56 pm

uDyJeZ
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Model the behavior you wish to see. Provide students an example of the assignment and highlight the fact that your name is at the top of the page.
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