17 Ways to Help Students Lower Their Tardies

Are you looking for ways to help students lower their tardies? If so, keep reading.

1. Select a responsible peer to escort the learner to school/learning activities.

2. Make sure that the learner is successful in school-related learning activities. The learner will be more likely to be present if they experience success.

3. Make the learner a leader of the learning experience or group.

4. Make sure that other students do not make it unpleasant for the learner to attend learning activities.

5. Make sure the learner has all the appropriate learning materials for learning activities.

6. Record attendance/promptness with the learner.

7. Begin the day or class with a success-oriented learning experience that is likely to be highly reinforcing for the learner.

8. Give the learner as many high interest learning activities as possible.

9. Give the learner many chances for social and academic success.

10. Give the learner academic learning activities presented in the most attractive and exciting manner possible.

11. Provide the learner a schedule of daily activities to be signed by each teacher to document promptness.

12. Gather anecdotal information on the learner’s absences/tardies. If a trend can be determined, remove the learner from the situation, modify the situation, or help the learner create the skills to be more successful in the situation.

13. Get the learner to document personal attendance at the end of each learning experience.

14. Consider using a classroom management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.

15. Consider using an adaptive behavior management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.

16. Consider using Alexa to help the student learn to behave appropriately. Click here to read an article that we wrote on the subject.

17. Click here to learn about six bonus strategies for challenging problem behaviors and mastering classroom management.

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