There are a couple ways you could help students take responsibility for knowing what happened in class when they were absent.
- You could create a box and have folders for each day of class. Inside you could put the lesson plan and any supplemental material you used. You might want to write the name of the student on each paper. This is more work for you, but you can see who took the papers and who didn't.
- You could also have the students get the names and numbers of classmates and tell them they are responsible for calling them and finding out what happened in class.
- You could have a sign-up sheet where the student would come and talk to you and ask what they missed in class. If they talked to you, they would write down the date they were absent and sign their name.
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