Homework busting tip #1 – have some leniency (the first time)
Having too-strict an approach can cause major problems for you and your students. Whilst I’ve never, ever heard the classic ‘the dog ate my homework’, kids can and do:
- Leave their homework at home by accident
- Write the homework on paper and lose the paper
- Submit it electronically but lose the work/forget to save it
Our kids are learning basic organisational skills, and we must understand that. Don’t be too strict. Allow another day to hand it in. However, if homework lateness becomes persistent then……..
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