This is an honest question I had for a student recently. I understand wanting to make up work or turn in a major assignment late in order to avoid summer school, but I'm less inclined to do this, something I don't have to do, to help a child that has time and again decided to not take school seriously.
I get it. Sometimes school is boring. Your brain isn't developed enough to make the kind of "rational" decisions an adult would (in theory) make about work, grades, your future. I know you have other classes. I know you had technology issues. I know you really don't want to get yelled at by the people that care about you. I know summer is for vacation and relaxing and you really don't want to be at school for it.
Life comes at you fast. Sorry I'm not sorry.
When you're deciding not to do work it never feels like it's going to come back and hurt you. This time it did. The assignment has been up for over a month and we've been doing it in class.
Luckily, I'm not petty (today). Bring me something and I'll grade it. It's late, but I can promise that there is a chance for a passing grade.
My hope is that by showing some kindness/compassion/mercy combined with a discussion about study habits, time management, and other adulty words, that this will be a formative moment for this student. I hope that this will be a wake up call that will prompt a drastic change in academic behavior. Maybe not, but summer is right around the corner and no child is beyond redemption. Perhaps the low grade will be enough without the added bonus of summer school? We'll have to see how well done this late work is.
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