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HELP

My students will not do the work I assign on time ever, even if I give them a time after the due date! Do any of you know any ways to get my students to work?

November 26, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MadameSensei

Ha ha, welcome to teaching.

My colleague gave me this great advice when I was starting out: Put things in the gradebook immediately upon the due date. Even if they are absent, give them a zero or they won't do it.

Extra things I do: I give Advisory passes (we have an Advisory period for students to get help; you could give lunch time or before school or after school notes) for the students whose grades are slipping. I hand these out discreetly and let the students know that I truly want them to succeed.

The first 30 seconds of class, I project on the board what is due. There is always a Duolingo owl with the words "One time a day!" next to it.

I reward the students who keep their streaks on Duolingo. I have a bucket of cheesy toys and buttons and stickers, just like a child would get rewarded at the dentist's office.

I told two of my classes that the second everyone turned in their homework, I would know that they all understood, and they would get extra credit on the very next assignment.

I have colleagues who give class time for homework. For me, this defeats the purpose of trying to get things in the students' long-term memory, which is a struggle we have in the World Language department. My homework is only meant to be five minutes a night, so that the vocabulary stays in their working memory.

You will never get 100% compliance. Just do the best you can. Also consider if there are wi-fi or technology problems that you need to differentiate for.

Hope this helps!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbbyLuvsSpanish1

Maybe tell them they're will be consequences if they don't (for example, you have to stay inside at recess) or, rewards them when they do, like giving candy. I hope this helped. Have a wonderful day/night

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