I was out last week for a district training.
I left work for them to do and, because they will not work without a grade, a told them before I left that it was a quiz grade. I wrote it on the paper and the test.
The sub told them not to turn it in, so about 1/3 did not turn it in. I gave a 0 to the students who were in class and did not follow my instructions.
A parent sent me a note this morning that the sub told them not to turn it in so I should not enter a 0.
I have no words.
I am teaching students old enough to drive.
How exactly do I make them college and career ready when they cannot follow simple instructions? And cannot fathom whose instructions are more important?