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  Case: Refusal to complete "EASY" Assignment
I require my students to complete the topics being covered for the week in their agenda. I have numerous students who refuse to copy the information into their agenda. Therefore, they are failing my class because when I check them on Fridays, they do not have it written down. I do not want my students to fail because of an agenda. How do I get them to do it? or How can I justify them failing for that reason?
Solution: (Rates are posted for this solution!)
If students are failing the entire class because of agenda checks, then the assignment is too heavily weighted. Grades are supposed to tell us how much the students actually know, not how well they cooperate. While participation grades and agenda checks can have their place, they should not have an enormous effect on student grades.
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I completely agree with you. The agenda assignment has too much weight.
Rated On: October 4, 2015 3:14 pm
Rated By: Megan Lee
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: You are correct. This should merely be a completion or participation grade. Do you use a teacher website? If so, post your homework there.
Rated On: October 11, 2015 5:08 am
Rated By: deRudu
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I would have to agree with this "solution". But i believe this to be a motivation issue.
Rated On: October 14, 2015 5:34 pm
Rated By: Robert Hendler
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: wonderful solution
Rated On: October 19, 2015 3:11 am
Rated By: aQaWus
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree students shouldn't be failing the class just because of the agenda, you may need to readjust your grading system.
Rated On: March 7, 2016 3:47 am
Rated By: BesuVy
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Agree completely, this must be an issue with the system in place and not ultimately with the students.
Rated On: July 6, 2017 1:14 am
Rated By: yGedeb
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree!
Rated On: July 10, 2017 12:56 am
Rated By: eRahyR