Homework passes are a great way to give students responsibility; these passes require students to take responsibility for their actions when using the passes. Students must check one of the boxes stating that they either: didn't do it; chose not to do it; or had other homework that had a higher priority.
A great option is to offer extra credit points for students who don't use the passes [usually the students that don't actually need the extra credit], but this allows you as a teacher to say that you do offer extra credit in your course.
You can give them the sheet [2 passes] for one semester or for the whole year...it's up to you and how you run your classroom.
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