(First year teacher here - I feel like I have to preface all my posts with that!) I'm wondering what you guys do about "lost" work? It seems like pretty frequently I have students swear that they turned something in and *I* must've lost it. For example, progress reports are next week so I'm giving my students heads up on missing homeworks. It seems like 1/4 of the students I inform about a missing homework say "But I think I turned that in!" In those situations, what do you do? I'm pretty organized and I have a "turn in" basket at my front table (not my desk, more like a workstation). I empty and grade the "turn in" basket during my prep periods. Furthermore, with homeworks, I often just walk around the room with my gradebook. I really don't think I'm losing any assignment, but of course the possibility exists that I could. I never know how to remedy that situation. If I make the student re-do the assignment, then any student could get full credit for just claiming I lost it, then "re-doing" it and turning it in! What do you guys do?