In a study of 180 undergraduate students, almost half of the learners agreed that teacher recognition of ‘doing a good job’ was important to them.
Teaching Tip: Expand homework evaluation to include points for completing the assignment.
What we don’t hear, is the research on how to excuse-proof our classrooms for homework.
It seems, we are in the dark about engaging students in the homework process.
In interviews with ninth graders, 43% of the students that completed all of their homework indicated that they had a plan.
Their homework plan consisted of the time needed to execute the work, meet deadlines, and follow daily completion routines.
Use the record to negotiate a daily homework completion goal time.
As an acceptable time frame is established, this allows the student to focus more on the task.
Our cup runneth over with FBI-proof, puppy-dog eyes, procrastinated-filled homework excuses.
it was the weekend.’ We hear a lot of stuff when students don’t do their homework.