No, Really It Is …
Get full credit on the easy activities — By submitting them ON TIME!
Don’t take a zero in the grade book on assignments/activities for which you should be, easily, earning full credit. That’s just redunculous! (this is a real word – check here)
What Are These “Easy” Activities?
Listen, most schools have some version of the following three activities (four in some cases) that are used for grades.
- Bell work / Bell ringer
- Class work
- Home work
- Uniform (if required)
Explain Further Coach
Well, you should just watch the video for the explanation, but here is the premise.
Bell work / Bell ringers
These are those assignments that most teachers have right at the beginning of class. They, usually, are short (maybe 5-10 minutes), and are meant to be done while the teacher takes attendance, checks homework, hands out papers, etc.
All students should earn whatever maximum credit is possible for these assignments.
Most of the time, you just have to get it done on time.
I really shouldn’t have to explain this. Just participate and do the work. Again, all students should be earning maximum points here. This grade is usually based on honest effort, maximum participation, and timely completion. It really is that simple.
Ok. Here is one set of assignments where you, sometimes, might not earn the full amount of credit — IF you get some wrong answers. However, you have to at least do the work. You have to show that you made a legitimate attempt to complete whatever work was assigned. Even if you get stuck, at least do everything up to the point where you get confused. Show all of your work, and maybe even write down your thoughts in attempting to complete the work.
Uniform (If Required)
This is THE MOST unacceptable thing to take a zero on.
I’m not even joking.
If you have some kind of PE (physical education) class that has some kind of “uniform requirement” — wear it. Whatever that requirement is — just wear it. I mean, don’t be silly.
The fact is that taking a zero on any of these things is an act of Stupidity; not to be confused with ignorance. They are two completely different things, but that is a topic for another day, and another video.