My post today is about keeping track of homework throughout the school year.
I can’t say that keeping record of the homework I set for each class on a weekly basis, collecting homework when it is due, monitoring those who hand it in before or when it is due, following up on those who tend to hand it in late and issuing a sanction to those who don’t complete it at all is an easy peasy task- let along marking every piece of homework collected. I can’t say it is one of my favourite things to do as a teacher either.
Every year, I find myself drowning trying to keep up with this- I tend to have a great start to the year but due to the other hundred things to do during the week, consistency drops half way through the academic year.
Who hasn’t forgotten for a second the actual task they set for their class to complete at home or the date this was due, at least once in their teaching career? I have! Even though I had it tracked in my planner and on our centralised system. I am not going to pretend I haven’t and I am 100% you haven’t either!
In an attempt to maintain certain level of consistency tracking and monitoring homework next academic year, I have created a homework tracking sheet to ensure my standards don’t drop and to make sure that no one will get away with no completing their homework. You can download it for free – it is one sheet per class/ per term and I will keep it on my desk to update it every week. I also have an editable version of this document which I can email you should you wish to adapt it to your own needs.
Not long to go…. enjoy the last few days of freedom!