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Equitable Team Homework

Found In: homework, paperwork, routines & procedures, team teaching

I teach on block schedule as part of a three-person team. I found that some students in my second and third blocks were working together on their homework throughout the day, even during other classes, until they would come to my class.

To prohibit copying and restore equity to other classes, I put a box with my name on it in each of my partners’ rooms. My partners also did the same. Now when students arrive in the morning, they must place their homework in the boxes before school starts. We have homeroom at the beginning of the day, which gives us a moment to go around and collect the homework. Students that do not turn in their homework at this time have points subtracted. It’s equitable, and it encourages responsibility.


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