The kids that have 0s and are in regular classrooms today are definitely seeing the benefits of turning your work in "on time" or for some, "at all". We are able to ask questions, "why didn't you do the assignment?", "did you not like the assignment?" what kind of assignment would you have gotten done and turned in?"
The kids are seeing that they MUST be in involved in their learning and their grades. Learning to take responsibility and maybe even change some attitudes about accomplishing school work.
The problem is finding what works for each kid. This year has been very different in the fact that we rarely use text books. We rarely do worksheets. We have been in creation mode almost all year. They have had access to technology all year. They have known what we are doing and given the direction needed.
Most will say that they have had fun doing the different things. And yes, it has been difficult.
"If it was easy, everyone would do it."