My school is considering going to a "Zeros Aren't Permitted" or ZAP program next year. Ultimately students who do not complete assignments would have to go to a structured study hall to complete the work they have missed. What are your thoughts about a program like this? Would it encourage students to complete their assignments? How would it impact quality of work?
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So you said "assume". So would if it is after school? I know I would not slack off because I wanted to stay after school so badly.
ok so when they go to college and they dont have this policy there then what? how about a place of employment are they going to have a study hall for the employees that did not complete their reports?
I have had the experience of teaching a "structured study hall." This was for students with disabilities, giving extra time to complete assignments, it was unproductive. If the kids don't want to work, they didn't work.
But these are kids, and students with disabilities are completely a different matter. Who is they? The kids who live with drunk parents? They are not adults yet as in the working world. And employees shouldn't be assigning homework anyway.
Quite honestly, I don't believe homework should be graded. It's supposed to be practice, reinforcing skills. I think it should be used to determine whether students are ready to move on or need re-teaching. As for ZAP, if it works, use it.
RoxiM, your right. Students study to memorize enough to pass tests. Now we are seeing that people need to be taught how to learn globally; not memorize facts. Same goes for standardized testing. We are stuck in a Factory Line mentality from the1950's
I don't know if it would be an answer to prayers, but I can see how it might work for some students. I know that some students work better when they have in-school suspension because they have a quiet environment with no distractions.