How should teachers respond to unprepared students?

Unprepared students can sometimes leave teachers at a loss, but several teachers offer suggestions on how to deal with it in this article. After no students in one teacher's AP government did their homework, the teacher left the room, forcing the students to organize themselves and lead the classroom discussion. Suggestions from other teachers on motivating students include getting the principal and parents involved and taking a look at the amount and quality of homework assigned.

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