“See No Homework, Hear No Homework, Do No Homework!” shout out on grandson’s T-shirt. A mantra etched in the minds of students nationwide, it would seem.
Teachers have heard all the creative excuses for assigned work not completed. Junior students might try their luck with a trite excuse. “Miss, my dog chewed it”, or “Miss, my little brother puked on it”. Learning skills, such as knowing how to organise time and taskwork, are taught and practised at each year level throughout their schooling.
Senior students who do not have a valid reason for not completing an assignment by the due date may miss out on credits towards their final assessment. It becomes a matter of deciding priorities. Successful learners know how to organise and follow a plan in a timely way. They carry these basic skills into everyday life beyond the school gate.
The family pooch and younger brother are not reasons for a student to be tardy.