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For or against homework or trying to make homework more meaningful, check out some of these articles and sites below.

 

Homework should be like vitamins – and come with a recommended dosage, Hong Kong parents’ group says | South China Morning Post

Homework should be like vitamins – and come with a recommended dosage, Hong Kong parents’ group says | South China Morning Posthttp://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2122167/homework-should-be-vitamins-advised-dosage-hong-kongA parents’ union in Hong Kong called on Wednesday for primary school pupils to be given less homework after 60 per cent of mothers and fathers said their children spent more than…
Homework Misconceptions and the Digital Divide

Homework Misconceptions and the Digital Dividehttps://medium.com/digital-equity/homework-misconceptions-and-the-digital-divide-d4d34a0b255cAt a recent conference session where participants were discussing the digital divide, one thoughtful educator wondered if we were asking…

PYP themed Homework

PYP themed Homeworkhttps://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Tic-Tac-Toe-Inquiry-Based-Homework-2310629Homework suddenly becomes FUN and meaningful! Double whammy! Be the coolest teacher in the school with these engaging inquiry based tasks focusing on the 6 IB PYP themes. This EASY print and go packet contains 6 themed homework sheets with 9 trans-disciplinary activities in each theme, giving a total of 54 different

Do You Want to Hack Homework This Year? - Work in Progress - Education Week Teacher

Do You Want to Hack Homework This Year? – Work in Progress – Education Week Teacherhttp://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/work_in_progress/2016/08/do_you_want_to_hack_homework_t.htmlThere are so many responsibilities students have once they leave school that we often don’t give any room for their own personal interests and/or family time. We can respect those boundaries and value their home time by adjusting some practices we have during the day and what we expect once they leave to keep learning going.

Your Mission: Teach Kids to Debate, Rather than to Diss People on Social Media - Hack Learning

Your Mission: Teach Kids to Debate, Rather than to Diss People on Social Media – Hack Learninghttp://hacklearning.org/debate/Here’s most of Shelly’s Teach Kids to Debate EdTech Mission from her new book, reprinted here with permission from Times 10 Publications.

Hacking Homework: 10 Strategies That Inspire Learning Outside the Classroom (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 8): Starr Sackstein, Connie Hamilton: 9780986104978: Amazon.com: Books

Hacking Homework: 10 Strategies That Inspire Learning Outside the Classroom (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 8): Starr Sackstein, Connie Hamilton: 9780986104978: Amazon.com: Bookshttps://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Homework-Strategies-Learning-Classroom/dp/0986104973Starr Sackstein and Connie Hamilton have assembled a book full of great answers to the question, “How can we make homework engaging and meaningful?”  The…

Making Homework Meaningful | Edutopia

Making Homework Meaningful | Edutopiahttps://www.edutopia.org/blog/making-homework-meaningful-dominick-recckioBlogger Dominick Recckio surveyed his fellow high school students to determine the benefits of completing homework and the strategies for making these assignments meaningful and manageable.

5 Ideas to Make Homework Meaningful - Simplek12

5 Ideas to Make Homework Meaningful – Simplek12http://www.simplek12.com/assessment-and-review/5-ideas-to-make-homework-meaningful/Do you struggle to make homework meaningful? You’re not the only one. Thankfully, I found an infographic that lists 5 ways to make homework meaningful.

How to Give Meaningful Homework, Even When It's Not Graded

How to Give Meaningful Homework, Even When It’s Not Gradedhttps://www.weareteachers.com/meaningful-homework-not-graded/Even if your district doesn’t allow homework to be graded, there are many ways to assign meaningful homework. Tips from a teacher who’s been there.

Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Five Hallmarks of Good Homework

Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Five Hallmarks of Good Homeworkhttp://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept10/vol68/num01/Five-Hallmarks-of-Good-Homework.aspxFor tonight’s homework, Write the 10 spelling words 3 times each. Write definitions of the 15 science vocabulary words. Do the math problems on page 27, problems 1–20 on dividing…

13 Ways to Make Homework More Meaningful and Engaging

13 Ways to Make Homework More Meaningful and Engaginghttps://www.middleweb.com/16815/smart-homework-13-ways-make-meaningful/In the first installment of Rick Wormeli’s homework advice, he made the case for take-home assignments that matter for learning and engage student interest. In Part 2, Rick…

Smart Homework: How to Manage and Assess It

Smart Homework: How to Manage and Assess Ithttps://www.middleweb.com/17126/Fresh approaches to middle grades homework have many benefits, but how does all this play out as we manage homework in our classrooms? How do we assess homework effectively? How…

Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Homework Done Right

Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Homework Done Righthttp://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept10/vol68/num01/Homework-Done-Right.aspxImagine working diligently to complete an assignment, toiling over the details of the task, bringing it to school on time, and carefully placing it in the homework basket. Then…

Helping Parents Support Students at the Kitchen Table - Work in Progress - Education Week Teacher

Helping Parents Support Students at the Kitchen Table – Work in Progress – Education Week Teacherhttp://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/work_in_progress/2016/11/helping_parents_support_studen.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-google_plusone_share&override=webIt isn’t just the students who are tossing their pencils down announcing to their parents “I don’t get it. My teacher didn’t teach this to us.” Moms and dads also have homework anxiety, dreading the feeling of not knowing how to help their child with history or math even if they have the time to do so.

The Homework Debate

The Homework Debatehttp://time.com/4466390/homework-debate-research/The debate is heating up again

Are grade-schoolers doing too much homework?

Are grade-schoolers doing too much homework?http://www.slate.com/articles/life/the_kids/2017/01/are_grade_schoolers_doing_too_much_homework.htmlWhen I toured a public elementary school last spring, one question in particular seemed to make the principal squirm. Do the kindergartners get homewor …

Does homework help or hinder young children? | The Independent

Does homework help or hinder young children? | The Independenthttp://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/does-homework-help-or-hinder-young-children-10484928.htmlReformers in the Progressive Era (from the 1890s to 1920s) depicted homework as a “sin” that deprived children of their playtime. Many critics voice similar concerns today.

A Tale of 3rd Grade Homework - Teacher Tech

A Tale of 3rd Grade Homework – Teacher Techhttp://alicekeeler.com/2016/12/04/tale-3rd-grade-homework/Homework stresses families out. Are we sending stress and fighting home and is it worth it?

Educational Leadership:Responding to Changing Demographics:The Case For and Against Homework

Educational Leadership:Responding to Changing Demographics:The Case For and Against Homeworkhttp://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar07/vol64/num06/The-Case-For-and-Against-Homework.aspxHomework has been a perennial topic of debate in education, and attitudes toward it have been cyclical (Gill & Schlossman, 2000). Throughout the first few decades of the 20th…

How Homework Benefits Students: The Homework Debate, Part Two

How Homework Benefits Students: The Homework Debate, Part Twohttp://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/news/the-homework-debate-benefits-of-homework/Last week’s piece, The Case Against Homework, articulated several points of view against homework as standard practice for teachers. However, a variety of lessons,…

Yes, teachers should give homework – the benefits are many | News & Observer

Yes, teachers should give homework – the benefits are many | News & Observerhttp://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article99527192.htmlBeyond achievement, homework can also lead to the development of good study habits and foster independent learning and responsible character traits – essential skills later in life when students change jobs or learn new skills for advancement at work. And homework can give parents an opportunity to learn about their child’s academic strengths and weaknesses.

Why do Finnish pupils succeed with less homework? - BBC News

Why do Finnish pupils succeed with less homework? – BBC Newshttp://www.bbc.com/news/education-37716005Less homework and fewer lessons. Should we follow the Finns?

Secondary school bans homework to give teachers time to improve lessons | The Independent

Secondary school bans homework to give teachers time to improve lessons | The Independenthttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/secondary-school-philip-morant-college-catherine-hutley-bans-homework-time-improve-lessons-a7334401.htmlA secondary school in Essex has banned all homework in a bid to allow teachers more time to plan lessons. Catherine Hutley, headteacher at Phillip Morant School and College in Colchester said her staff would be able to make better use of their time without having to set and mark homework. Instead, pupils will be left to organise their own additional learning out of school hours through the college website.

Searching For the True Meaning in Our Homework

Searching For the True Meaning in Our Homeworkhttps://globaldigitalcitizen.org/searching-true-meaning-homeworkLet’s look for the meaning behind homework in this article and look at one of the most popular digital-age strategies for making it more engaging.

Your child has nightly reading homework. What should YOU should be doing? | Cult of Pedagogy

Your child has nightly reading homework. What should YOU should be doing? | Cult of Pedagogyhttps://www.cultofpedagogy.com/reading-homework-tips-for-parents/Your child has been assigned to read every night for homework. What should you be doing to make sure this reading benefits the child the most?

Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced | Edutopia

Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced | Edutopiahttps://www.edutopia.org/blog/research-trends-is-homework-effective-youki-teradaResearch suggests that while homework can be an effective learning tool, assigning too much can lower student performance and interfere with other important activities.

Another School Starts No Homework Policy Because Yes, Parents Can Change Things – Scary Mommy

Another School Starts No Homework Policy Because Yes, Parents Can Change Things – Scary Mommyhttp://www.scarymommy.com/another-no-homework-policy-catches-on-thanks-to-parents/Brooklyn school moves to play-based learning and adopts no homework policy Parents and teachers at P.S. 118 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, have made the bold decision to adopt a no homework policy and ar…
Homewreck: Harvey Smokey Daniels The Robb Review Blog

Homewreck: Harvey Smokey Daniels The Robb Review Bloghttp://therobbreviewblog.com/uncategorized/homewreck-harvey-smokey-daniels/        The greatest source of tears and heartbreak in our family, over all of our child-raising years, was homework. Like by far. Like 90%. Those unbidden, meaningless assignments, the mechanical worksheets, and odd-numbered math problems constantly led to friction, battles, resistance, weeping, and regret.
Montreal elementary school is latest to ban homework | CTV News

Montreal elementary school is latest to ban homework | CTV Newshttps://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/montreal-elementary-school-is-latest-to-ban-homework-1.3858160Students at a Quebec school are celebrating a new policy that aims to give children enough time to do all of their work in class so that they will no longer have any homework.
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