Let’s talk about late work, incomplete work, and low quality student work. This is too often the bane of a teacher’s existence. Last year, I read Effective Grading Practices for Secondary Teachers and my content team revised our late work policy to better meet the needs of both teachers and students.
First Attempts in the “Real World”
I ran a stop sign and failed my driver’s license test the first time. I didn’t see it and drove right through the intersection. Like all drivers, I had a second chance, and infinite chances, to take the driving test again. I passed the test the following week and to this day I’ve never been pulled over (knock-on-wood). Sometimes a first attempt isn’t the best reflection of our understanding or ability. [Read more…]