Okay, it's time for a positive rewards system in your classroom. I've been doing this for many years and it works. Print this, go over it with your students and watch homework effort improve. Students will also become more responsible and organized. A simple prize box with trinkets will do wonders! Price your items like pencils, small cars, erasers, etc. in your prize box and have "Prize Day" once a month. Students will use their hard earned tickets to reward themselves. Parents love this!