Hello all, First year teacher here, and I am to my wits end regarding many things happening in my classroom. I will post each on a separate thread, but here's one of my most prevalent issues (I teach sixth grade ELA by the way). My kiddos are not doing their work- in class, out of class, NOTHING is getting done. I just went through and graded one of our larger assignments and in a class of 22 students, seven students did not do the assignment. It is not that they were not there, or that there was not time in class to do this. It simply was not done. As you can imagine, when these larger assignments 'tank' students' grades, not only do I have to confront upset guardians, but it looks bad on me, their teacher, when so many students are choosing not to do their work. Per our curriculum, much of what we do is online (think, Google Classroom). Now at the beginning of the school year, I had students complete a questionnaire and over 70% of students said they had access outside of school. At first I thought that this might be it (our work is online and they do not have access) but I've been opening up my room, bright and early in the mornings and staying late at school to give all kiddos internet access--so far, not many takers. So in short, how do I get my kiddos to turn in/do their work?