We have noticed that the grades of several of our students have been dropping. We though maybe they didn’t understand the homework or weren’t doing it, but the real reason they are doing poorly is absolutely shocking! Our students are actually completing their homework on time, but they are not turning it in! One student showed me a paper that was months old crumpled in the bottom of a backpack! Almost all of our Futures students had at least one completed assignment that hadn’t been turned in and a whole laundry list of reasons for why they it didn’t make it to the teacher!
“I didn’t know when it was due”
“My teacher’s email address is wrong”
“My Ipad is broken”
“I have to many other things to carry”
But overwhelmingly, “It doesn’t matter” “I don’t care” and
“I’m not motivated”
To address this issue we will be meeting twice a month to explore new organizational tactics! We are going to motivate our students by demonstrating how easy it is to get A’s and showing them the importance of good grades down the road. We will even be rewarding students who demonstrate their organizational skills as well as A’s, B’s, and C’s with raffle tickets for their own Ipad, Ipod, or Apple Headphones!!
Good Luck Futures students and we will see you next Wednesday where we will be announcing the decision for our 2014 community project!
What are your best tricks to staying organized?
Please share below!