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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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