Students should be responsible for completing their homework and projects. When students are beginning school it is very common for parents to check that the student completed all of his or her homework and that it was done correctly. As students become older and more responsible they should be responsible for completing their own homework.
By middle school the students should be able to complete their own homework without being told to do it. They should be able to look in the agenda book and make sure that every part of the homework is complete. However, they most likely will still need help planning and completing projects and other long term assignments.
By high school the students should be able to complete their own homework, projects, and long term assignments.
- Students can check off each homework assignment as they complete it.
- Students can use a planning sheet (there is a free one at to plan long term assignments.
- If necessary, students can also use an incentive chart to encourage them to be responsible for their own work. Some great and free incentives could be an extra hour of TV on the weekend, staying up an hour later on Friday night, or being able to choose dinner or dessert one night.
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