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Progress Checks

 


We are approaching the end of the nine weeks and there’s a few things I’m doing to prepare the students.

First, I’m telling them daily the last day to turn in work.  This is an important because I want them to know if they have late work the last day to turn it in.  I also let them know which assignments can still be turned in.

Second, each week I’m reminding parents/guardians of the last day for work.  This prevents anyone from saying they didn’t know.

Third, it sets a boundary and provides time for grading. By requiring any work due a few days before the nine weeks is done, I’m not overwhelming myself with last minute work to grade.

I have due dates along the way in the course so coming to a nine weeks end is not the first time they are seeing a deadline for work.

Last, when a student or parent is upset with the grade discuss the steps they should take moving forward. We can talk about what they should have done, how attendance or missing work impacted their grade but it doesn’t change their grade. If we focus the conversations on areas where growth could occur, it keeps it positive.  

I also celebrate the students success.  This is not just for the A’s.  I like to acknowledge improvements, growth, and progress to keep the middle of the road students going too. 


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