I have a variety of activities available for early finishers. Because some of the non-tech choices are just as engaging, they often don't select the computer or iPad as their first choice. This helps to solve that issue. Also, we stress the importance of accuracy, or at least one's personal best effort.
It becomes a big deal in our class to 'do it right the first time' rather than having to go back and fix it later. We really work hard to emphasize the learning over the finishing of a task.
I have to frontload character education and value in the beginning of the year to solve these issues later on in the year.
Thanks for the great question!
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