Should I Take Attendance?

Should I Take Attendance?

Making Effective Attendance Decisions

When you try to decide about taking attendance you can quickly generate more questions than answers.

  • How do you decide on what kind of policy to adopt?
  • Should the attendance of your students be a factor in grading?
  • And how do you implement taking attendance without creating the perception of having become a truancy officer?

In this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, the presenter helps you make effective attendance decisions that do not result in creating a negative perception of you as a teacher.

Learning Goals

After you have participated in Should I Take Attendance?, you will:

  • Be able to implement creative ways to take attendance without having an attendance policy
  • Understand how to place attendance points in the context of course grading policy
  • Be able to examine goals for each course to determine if attendance should be part of a grading policy

Topics Covered

During this professional development program, you will:

  • Consider key questions you need to address in making decisions about taking attendance
  • Explore giving your students a reason to come to class rather than forcing them to attend as a result of draconian attendance policies
  • Learn different techniques you can use for taking attendance that won’t be viewed negatively by students

Takeaways

The classroom management program also includes supplemental materials:

  • Checklists for attendance benefits
  • Questions for reflection
  • Techniques to be used
  • Recommended resources

Purchase

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Product Code: PM09RA