I have a student who does absolutely nothing in class unless I continually tell him to get busy. It's only the fifth week of school and I've had it. This kid is smart, but he has no motivation. The quality of his work is terrible and it looks like a first grader did it. I had a conference with the parents and I now understand what's going on. There is no accountability at home and he knows it. Apparently, everything his teacher did last year did not work...If he didn't finish his work then he didn't get fun Friday...Not effective. Recess taken away...not effective, send incomplete work home...not effective. I asked if there was anything that was done at home that would work in the classroom...Nope!! I guess they have tried everything and they are clueless what to do with him. We completed an assignment today in class and his was a mess. I showed mom and told her I would like him to take it home and redo it. She asked him if he would like to redo it??? Uhmmmmmmm....Really? What am I supposed to do?? Oh, he throws tantrums if he doesn't get his way or has to do something he doesn't want. I've already told him that I do not tolerate that kind of behavior and that he needs to start acting like a fourth grader. I've already started a behavior chart and it doesn't really seem to be working.