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Helping Your Students With Homework: A Guide for Teachers - February 1998

Tips for Getting Homework Done

16. Give help as needed

Students who don't understand an assignment need to know that help is available from the teacher or other appropriate person. Students at risk of academic failure or with personal difficulties may need extra support with both academic and logistical aspects of homework. It is important that they know it is okay to ask for help. In fact, it is imperative that they do so.

Teachers schedule time for students in a variety of ways. Some work with them before school. Some do so during free periods or part of the lunch period. Some give out their home phone numbers.

In addition to teachers, students can get help from a range of other people and places:

Sometimes teachers can be a big help simply by alerting students to the repercussions for not doing an assignment.

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