This Week in Education is hosting this week’s Carnival of Education.
At A Teacher’s Perspective, Strausser asks whether students should receive a zero for missing or late work.
My 8th grade team feels very strongly that we do NOT accept late work and so if something is not turned in on time, they do not receive credit. The way we look at it is in 8th grade it is sooooooooo very important that we teach accountability and try to instill a solid academic work ethic — to be frank I honestly believe these 2 things are a lot more important than the actual 8th grade science curricula that I am supposed to cover (especially considering everything I teach this year they will get again in high school).
The principal and others think a student’s grade should reflect learning, not “behavior” issues.