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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-06-10 07:56 PM
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5. Yay for this idea!
Much of what I see assigned is busy work. I can see assigning a tiny amount of homework, but for heaven's sake, don't count it.

Like I tell students in the teacher ed program, there are two kinds of students in your class: those who understand and those who don't. How does homework affect each group?

Like Alfie Kohn has said over and over, any benefit homework might have is canceled out by its negative effects.

Here's a revolutionary idea, schools: let kids be kids outside of school. Family, hobbies, and down time are homework.
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  -School district to try no homework policy proud2BlibKansan  Jan-06-10 07:47 PM   #0 
  - the homework  lazarus   Jan-06-10 07:49 PM   #1 
  - "Too many teachers forget that they're just one of seven making assignments."  sasquatch   Jan-06-10 07:54 PM   #2 
  - Why can't homework be reinforcement for kids who want to try?  dkf   Jan-06-10 07:54 PM   #3 
  - We did this at a private school where I worked.  tonysam   Jan-06-10 08:19 PM   #7 
  - I applaud this  Hello_Kitty   Jan-06-10 07:55 PM   #4 
  - I never assigned homework for my middle school life skills students  tonysam   Jan-06-10 08:21 PM   #9 
  - Me too  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-06-10 08:21 PM   #10 
     - "How are we preparing kids for life as independent adults by giving them homework?"  alp227   Jan-06-10 09:21 PM   #16 
        - We can teach responsibility in other ways  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-06-10 09:41 PM   #18 
        - what other ways can teach responsibility?  alp227   Jan-06-10 10:01 PM   #20 
           - I went to college with plenty of folks who had never done homework  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-07-10 09:41 AM   #25 
           - Not the same thing.  Hello_Kitty   Jan-07-10 11:01 AM   #27 
              - Or coloring worksheets in elementary school  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-07-10 11:14 AM   #28 
              - I agree  soleiri   Jan-08-10 12:44 AM   #32 
        - How much of that homework advanced your learning of the subject  Hello_Kitty   Jan-06-10 10:03 PM   #21 
           - Most of it I'd say advanced my learning beyond the lecture  alp227   Jan-06-10 10:20 PM   #22 
              - False dichotomy  Hello_Kitty   Jan-07-10 10:56 AM   #26 
  - Yay for this idea!  Sabriel   Jan-06-10 07:56 PM   #5 
  - I think it was viewed as an equalizer.  Hello_Kitty   Jan-06-10 09:04 PM   #15 
  - Why must an error in one direction be "solved" by going too far in the other?  FBaggins   Jan-06-10 07:59 PM   #6 
  - In my experience, 90% of parents don't help their kids with homework  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-06-10 08:19 PM   #8 
     - And the parents really ARE supposed to help their students  tonysam   Jan-06-10 08:22 PM   #11 
     - I can't believe it's anywhere near that high - especially in your field...  FBaggins   Jan-06-10 08:46 PM   #14 
     - Yes it's probably even higher than that  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-06-10 09:36 PM   #17 
     - In general because parents do not help or are unable to help  exboyfil   Jan-07-10 12:27 AM   #24 
  - What, no work time in class anymore?  BadgerKid   Jan-06-10 08:44 PM   #12 
  - I followed that policy in high school, unfortunately the teachers  rzemanfl   Jan-06-10 08:44 PM   #13 
  - My Grandfather, when he was a teacher, followed the same policy  happyslug   Jan-06-10 09:59 PM   #19 
  - My 3rd grade teacher didn't believe in homework.  Hello_Kitty   Jan-07-10 12:18 PM   #29 
     - My problem...  FBaggins   Jan-07-10 12:37 PM   #30 
        - Exactly.  Hello_Kitty   Jan-07-10 12:44 PM   #31 
  - Some classes I feel that it is essential to have homework  exboyfil   Jan-07-10 12:20 AM   #23 
  - We cut drastically back on homework this year  LWolf   Jan-08-10 06:04 PM   #33 
  - Can I imagine my chemistry students' knowledge minus homework?  adnelson60087   Jan-09-10 04:45 PM   #34 
  - That's good news.  Jkid   Jan-10-10 02:21 PM   #35 
  - This is a homework story  SheilaT   Jan-10-10 10:38 PM   #36 
     - I did the same thing in a correspondence math class  tonysam   Jan-10-10 11:04 PM   #37 

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