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Re:tougher on deadlines?

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amanda clarke (
Mon, 23 Feb 1998 16:05:02 -0600 (CST)

I say stick with it. If parents do not appriciate their children getting
D's on late art projects, then they need to get on their children, not
you. As teachers, we do so much more than teach the subject matter, we
listen, lend support, strengthen moral values, etc. We teach them about
life, and part of life and growing up is dealing with responsibility and
deadlines. As they get older, the work gets harder, and more often or
not, there is someone on the other end who could care less why it is late.


On Wed, 18 Feb 1998 MALOSHD wrote:

> Duffy is a toughey.....but probably has more sanity than me. I have 20 point
> projects and my standing late policy has been that every class day (art is
> twice a week for 4-8 at my school) a project is late, unless they got an
> extension because of absences (emphasis on the "s") they lose two points. One
> class time late can bring a perfect score down to a B+, two class times, a C+,
> three, a D, and so on.
> My sixth graders are chrionic in the tardy project disease, and some parents
> seem to think that student shouldn't get lower than a "D" if they accomplish
> the task of turning in a project no matter how late.................AHHHH I
> was on the phone last night with parents for over an hour because I had to
> inform them that their children are failing art as a result of not turning in
> projects on time. What do I do? Should I have a cap on the number of points
> they can lose so they don't get lower than a "D" if they actually turn it in?
> Or should I just be a toughey like Duffy and stick to the same policy I've had
> for years, and hope the children learn from it? Dawn Malosh, Tucson