If we are going to reduce an entire course worth of work down to one symbol for the purpose of reporting, should we not at the very least ensure that the grade is accurate?Late Penalties lead to inaccuracy, which leads to deflated grades, which distorts the students’ achievement; their true ability to meet the intended learning outcomes.But chronic lateness eventually takes its toll on a child's overall educational experience.
It’s possible that one exists, I’ve just never seen it.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all for students meeting set deadlines.
In many cases, a child's attendance depends on his parents' ability to help him be on time.
Parents can teach their kids organizational techniques that will help them get out of the house faster, such as packing their bags and laying out their clothes the night before school.
It is obviously a great habit to develop that will serve students well as they make the transition to adulthood.
I also believe in holding students accountable for deadlines, I just never applied a late penalty.In many classrooms, particularly at the elementary level, morning routines are critical to daily lessons.Warm-up activities may introduce topics that will be learned later in the day, or review work offers students an opportunity to review previously learned skills.Fortunately, parents can help prevent tardiness from becoming frequent enough to negatively impact their child's school life. They know the main purpose for being in school is to learn and that routines are in place precisely to help them focus on that learning.Disrupted Routines One of the most important aspects of school is that it is organized, scheduled and predictable. When students are repeatedly tardy, these routines are disrupted.They learn to follow schedules, obey rules, complete assignments and keep track of their materials.Learning responsibility in school is a precursor to functioning in the working world, as noted by William Kirby in his 2010 Dayton Daily News article "School Attendance Tied to Academic Success." Attendance is one of the ways children show they can meet their obligations.During adolescence, children are especially conscious of fitting in and being accepted by peers.If your child is repeatedly tardy, he may become a target or outcast over time, and negative peer interactions can hurt his ability to concentrate on learning.Not only that once the child is stopped I gaurantee the child will make sure to come early the next time.This may be a little cruel but in the real world with an important job if u r not punctual ur boss may not just send u home but he will fire u.