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What is your philosophy on homework?

Feb 2, 2015 6:20pm

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    • Feb 3, 2015 10:54am

      I think homework can be valuable when it directly relates to practicing a skill learned in class. I think that too often we expect children to do learning/instruction based homework which can be time consuming, confusing, and frustrating for them and their parents. They spend so much time at school during the day that it seems like saving time at home for minimal review and practice is the most beneficial.

      These are some interesting perspectives as well:

      • Feb 7, 2015 8:10am

        Homework has positive impact on learning, researches show. However, homework brings positive impact when the assignment reinforces class work, is doable by the student without outside help and doesn't exceed 1.30 to 2 hours daily. And, NO holiday homework. Holiday homework is a project, like reporting on a visit to a national park, spending few days with a native community etc.

        • Feb 9, 2015 6:57pm

          I expect students to be able to earn an "A" without homework. Absences are about the only reason I expect homework.