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Posted on September 26, 2012 1:12 pm
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Matthew Sollers
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No homework
I think that it is important to assign some homework several times per week. Some of these assignments are practice with what I taught that day and sometimes they are in preparation for the following day, e.g. prelabs, etc. Unfortunately, I have several students in each period that just arenít doing the homework. Help me!
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 12, 2012 5:19 pm

Rachel Ressler
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I would have a random reward for students who turned in thier homework. Maybe extra recess or time on the computers, something that the students who did not do their homework would feel left out of. They would want to do their homework every night for fear that I will have a random reward for homework again and that they would miss out.
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Jenna Herberson
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I think this is a good idea.
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Solution 2
Posted October 2, 2012 3:02 pm

JuPuqe
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I this scenario, I would first verbally remind students that they need to be turning in their homework. If this did not solve the problem I would write a note home in their student planner or place a phone call home.
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Solution 3
Posted October 2, 2012 3:28 pm

David Corrigan
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I would set up a classroom motivation system with the students. I would have a picture of 8 pizza slices set up on the back billboard. Every time the whole class turns in their homework, a pizza slice gets added. Once all 8 pizza slices are put together, the class would receive 15 minutes of free time at the end of the week. This would help student to motivate each other to do their school work.
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eWaPyH
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Or a pizza party at the end of the week!
  Posted on: April 18, 2013 7:03 pm

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Solution 4
Posted October 11, 2012 9:16 am

Vivian Winston
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The first thing I would do is make sure the students understand the importance of homework and how not completing it will affect their grade in the class. If they continue to not complete the homework, I would send a note home to inform their parents of the situation. Depending on how old the students are, their parents may be unaware that their child has homework. And if they knew they were getting a zero for not completing it, hopefully they would talk to their child and come up with the solution.
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Solution 5
Posted October 2, 2012 3:09 pm

guPeRu
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For older students such as middle schoolers and high schoolers, I would explain how much homework contributes to their grade. Simply state, if you do not complete your homework, you will not do well. Personally, I do not believe in grading homework for elementary students. A letter home or a phone call may help parents become more involved.
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Solution 6
Posted October 2, 2012 3:25 pm

Justin Mortenson
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I would first try and communicate with the students to probe around for reason for the homework not being completed. If it is something that can be address on the spot do so, otherwise you may need to open up dialogue with the parents to get more information or assistance in handling this problem.
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Solution 7
Posted October 2, 2012 6:11 pm

Ashlyn Eddinger
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I have learned that homework is a problem, no matter what grade level you are teaching. First thing is that homework needs to be at an appropriate level of difficulty, neither too hard to be frustrating or too easy to seem like busy work. It also needs to be meaningful and well-integrated into class activities. It also needs to be clearly assigned. Homework needs to be fun, creative, and involve high-level thought and students need to be held accountable for doing their homework. The most important thing to remember as a teacher is to learn from your students, don't blame them.
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Solution 8
Posted October 3, 2012 2:07 pm

Kym Toner
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In the elementary grades, I would assign a point value for homework based on complete or incomplete answers, not only on correct responses. I would then explain the consequences of not turning in homework that is tied to the classroom behavior plan (usually some sort of reward). If the student continues to not turn in their homework, I would call their parents to come up with a solution together.
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Solution 9
Posted October 14, 2012 11:00 pm

Justin Mortenson
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I would initially try to have a talk with the students not turning in their homework to see why this is the case. If I can help I will try, or else I may need to open up some dialogue with the students' parents. One tactic I would use before talking to the parents is to try and get a signature from the parent on the homework. If that does not work a call home might be in order.
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Solution 10
Posted December 7, 2012 10:58 pm

Kristine Morris
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My solution is to vary the homework. A lot of times we run into the problem of there not being any support at home to help get this work finished. Allow the homework to count but in a way that would not majorly affect a student's grade. For example, possibly give the students a point or two for every time they turn in their homework. After that, they can turn in their points for a prize out of a box. Students seem to love to earn prizes (especially candy)!!
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Solution 11
Posted October 14, 2012 12:21 pm

ynudaq
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There should be consequences for students that don't do their homework. I would also meet with their parents to come up with a plan of action to help solve this problem.
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Solution 12
Posted December 9, 2012 7:38 pm

Shankeil Tarver
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As a teacher, do not assign homework that is not for a grade and is just for practice. If you are going to assign homework make sure it is for a grade because that's the only way that students will do the homework because they wouldn't want it to affect their grades.
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Solution 13
Posted October 2, 2012 2:57 pm

vusyHa
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In this situation I would require parent signatures and have a confernece with the student to see if they have resolutions for their lack of participation.
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Solution 14
Posted October 2, 2012 3:29 pm

NeDema
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Not doing homework is a very common issue with many students. The first thing that you might do is ask the student why they are not doing their homework. There can be issues at home that are not allowing him to do the assignments. If this is the case, you could offer, if possible, a way for the student come to class before or after school to give them time to do the work. If this is not the issue you could let them know that by not doing homework you are putting their grade at risk. You could also let the parent know about the lack of effort with the homework and enlist the parent to check the work before they come to school. if the student refuses to comply, then they will have to learn a lesson and receive the grade that is reflective of his lack of homework
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Solution 15
Posted October 2, 2012 3:30 pm

tebyXu
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I would write the students homework assignments in their agendas and have their parents sign it. This way the parents are aware and can help.
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Solution 16
Posted October 13, 2012 5:49 pm

vemybu
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Try a reward system. Once the students see that the other kids in class are getting extra play time or are able to pick from the treasure chest, then they will want to do what it takes to be included. Also once they realize their grades are suffering they may step up to try to improve them.
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Solution 17
Posted February 22, 2015 10:07 pm

uGyLuD
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I see a lot of people put rewards, but I would have an extra incentive at the end of the week using a point system. Each problem is worth a certain amount of points and turning in your homework alone each day is worth points (if problems are completed). At the end of the week, there is a certain amount of points needed to gain the incentive, students who do not meet the points do not get the incentive. Those who do have the points, get the incentive.
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Solution 18
Posted February 26, 2015 5:18 pm

yGyPaZ
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Invite parents to a conference and also send letter home to explain the importance of homework. If the parents are aware of the homework then you should get more homework assignments turned in. Then create a reward system for students who get their homework done.
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Solution 19
Posted March 2, 2015 3:39 am

Breanna Bunnell
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Home work is absolutely to help the student to understand and master everything going on in the classroom. I would suggest that you email, call, or whatever you find most efficient home to the parents to let them know that their child has not been completing their homework. I would also send home papers that inform the parents of homework that their children have. Also, to enforce that the student is doing their homework, you could require that the parents sign their homework each time it is assigned. Also, reward the students that do turn in their homework, to give incentive to the entire class.
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Solution 20
Posted March 2, 2015 3:41 am

Breanna Bunnell
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Assigning fun and interactive work would be a great idea.
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Solution 21
Posted October 13, 2015 6:30 pm

PumuMu
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I think you should make an reward for student who turn theirs in and the student who don't make to miss out.
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Solution 22
Posted October 10, 2016 12:20 am

PeQyGa
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Homework is very important for students. I have a hard time rewarding students for doing homework because that is what is expected of them. If they don't do the homework, then they don't get the good grades that come along with handing in the work. Try to reach out to parents and set up communication letting them know that there is a constant problem with homework and see if this will help.
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Solution 23
Posted July 6, 2017 11:57 pm

Shelby Glonek
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I would inform the students that these assignments are worth points and if they are not completed then they will receive no grade and can not move forward. If that is too drastic, then I would reward the students who are completing the assignments in hopes that the other students would soon follow suit.
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Solution 24
Posted October 15, 2017 1:03 pm

pehuby
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I would try giving a reward system every once in a while. The students who completed their homework might get a break on the test (like extra points) while the students who did not do the homework will still have to take all the questions. If a reward system doesn't work, emailing parents and explaining to them that their children are not completing their homework would be wise. In the end though, it is your students responsibility.
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Solution 25
Posted October 2, 2012 10:07 pm

uGamag
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Homework is not necessary and is voluntary if it does not affect grades. If you want the students to begin completing their homework, make it a part of their final grade. Explain to the students that if they choose to not complete their homework, they will receive a failing grade and will have to retake the course next year. Apparently, the students are not interested in the course so they will definitely not want to retake the course.
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eQyVuj
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I would try to incorporate more assignments that interest the kids.
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