Hey all. I have experienced this problem in my student teaching, my first year, and now in my second year at a new school. How can I motivate kids to turn in writing assignments or long term projects? The majority of kids refuse to do any homework or take home assignments. Even when I let them work on them in class, only about half the class finishes them. It's upsetting since writing is a huge part of their grade. I've discussed this with other teachers in both schools I've worked at, and they have similar problems.