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Fix 2: Don’t reduce marks on “work” submitted late; provide support for the learner. I have never taken marks off for a student submitting work late. In reality, possibly due to the school I teach in, it is rare that I actually get work on time! ¾ of my students struggle with assignment completion, but ⅞ of them get work in on a reasonable timeframe. Only the small fraction, the 1/8 , really battle with longer term incompletes in my classes. Bell curve.
I make it very clear to my students that I will not take marks off. I don’t know of any teachers who do this. Some of my least punctual students have the best ideas to put forth; they are worth the wait. However the lazy and apathetic students could benefit from some consequences to tighten it up more. They, ironically, are the ones least driven by marks in the first place, however, so may not even realize or care that they are cutting off their own foot. Consider this fix implemented, with the caveat that my few frequently unreliable students that suffer from incompletes may be on the horizon for future posts as I continue to read this book and reflect…
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