16 Ways to Motivate Students to Finish Their Homework
Are you looking for ways to motivate students to finish their homework? If so, keep reading.
1. Establish a homework system for the learner (e.g., 2 days a week, work with drill flash cards; 3 days a week, work on bookwork sent home, etc.). This will add some assortment to the learner’s homework.
2. Make sure that the learner knows the relationship between unacceptable behavior and the consequences that follow (e.g., forgetting to finish homework will result in a low grade).
3. Repeat instructions to increase the learner’s likelihood of comprehension.
4. Make sure the learner has learned the ideas presented at school. Homework should be a form of practice for what has been learned at school.
5. Get the learner to create a specific time each evening to work on homework tasks.
7. Get the learner to ask a friend to call them at night or in the morning to remind them to bring tasks to school.
8. Provide instructions in an assortment of ways to enable the learner’s comprehension (e.g., if the learner fails to understand oral instructions, present them in written form).
9. Teach the learner time-management skills. Get the learner to make a daily plan and follow it. Urge the learner to avoid becoming distracted by activities, impulses, and moods.
10. Let the learner have additional time to turn in homework tasks.
11. Create a learning center at school where professional educators are available to help with homework tasks before school begins, the last hour of each school day, etc.
12. Get the learner and a peer who has the same task to do their homework together (e.g., right after school at one home or the other, during study hall, etc.).
13. Praise those students in the classroom who finish their homework tasks and return them to school.
16. Consider using an education app to help the student sharpen their organizational skills. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.