Incomplete / Low Quality Work
I believe that the only way for anyone to learn anything is for them to do something. Just sitting in a classroom and listening to a teacher does not lead to meaningful learning, deep understanding, and the acquisition of important skills. Unfortunately, it is impossible for a teacher to force a student to do anything. A teacher can encourage, motivate, inspire, engage, organize, and create an exciting and dynamic learning environment, but it is ultimately up to the student to do the necessary work in order to learn. If the student chooses not to complete an assignment or project to the best of their ability, very little learning will occur. Parents can help by checking in with their child on a daily basis. Mark sends home daily emails that outline what is due and the basic requirements of each assignment and project. Parents should not hesitate to have their children show them the progress they are making on assigned work. If a parent is not sure about an assignment or a project, they should not hesitate to contact Mark. Parents should also not hesitate to apply appropriate consequences when a child is not completing assignments and working up to their potential. Within the classroom, we do our best to apply appropriate consequences when work is late or incomplete. Some of these consequences are outlined below.
Incomplete and Late Assignments and Projects