Policies should address the purposes of homework; amount and frequency; school and teacher responsibilities; student responsibilities; and, the role of parents or others who assist students with homework.
When i was in pakistan i made sure to do my homework on the layout of the twin towers so when i flew my plane into it i knew where to bomb. Where does the gathering of special items such as shoe boxes, costumes, etc fall into the homework timeline? With several children in a family this puts a lot of pressure on everyone.
And for what value? Yes, doing book work, reading, problems, etc. But the other stuff seems to be so out of line and over the top. Especially in the advanced program.
Even during vacation I had to do a 5 page essay for social studies, which took up almost the whole week of my time. That to me is the biggest thing we should think about and stop because it is taking away time for our active life in sports My thought. This leaves limited to zero time for any other extracurricular activities in our case, one sport, one orchestra, and one club.
The bedtime is being pushed further and further close to midnight, if not past. To better manage to-do and priority, we set up a whiteboard in the study room to list daily and weekly due homework for these two subjects, this past weekend there were six 6 bullet items on the board. I was speechless but try to be positive to provide assistance. This leads me to this board and glad we are not alone. There will need to be a better coordination and balance systems in place at schools so our kids can be challenged but not drained.
The average weekly time for a full time job is around 40 hours give or take, and most jobs have you do the work in the job. Really, switch the teachers with prison guards and you have a juvenile rehabilitation center.
Please read this and Email me ohockeyguy13 hotmail. Homework is more important than extracurricular activities, however we need well rounded kids and those extracurricular activities help with that. I think people who spend more than 3 hours a day are probably just fooling around too much. People who spend more than 3 hours seems more like play work than homework. SO people who are complaining parents need to consider to teach the kids how to manage their time and use it efficiently.
Teach them how to focus and how not to be distracted. My parents taught me how to focus on homework and now homework only takes about 15 minutes.
Narrowly parsed, this is undoubtedly a true finding. Also, students in the early grades who have not yet learned how to read are less likely to benefit from homework than students in high school.
And students in low-income homes are less likely to benefit from homework than those in higher-income homes because they are less likely to complete it and less likely to have an adult in the home to help them. The study found that Asian-American students were more likely to benefit from doing homework than students from other ethnic groups. This is not because of some ethnic gene, but because Asian-American students are more likely to complete the homework that is assigned to them.
When do students have time to read a book other than when it is assigned as homework? There is no time in school to read a book. A recent news article about the case against homework cited a high school teacher who said that she would tell her students to read no more than 15 minutes a day in their assigned novel Jane Eyre.
How stupid is that? As kids return to school, debate is heating up once again over how they should spend their time after they leave the classroom for the day. The no-homework policy of a second-grade teacher in Texas went viral last week , earning praise from parents across the country who lament the heavy workload often assigned to young students. Brandy Young told parents she would not formally assign any homework this year, asking students instead to eat dinner with their families, play outside and go to bed early.
But the question of how much work children should be doing outside of school remains controversial, and plenty of parents take issue with no-homework policies, worried their kids are losing a potential academic advantage. Second graders, for example, should do about 20 minutes of homework each night. High school seniors should complete about two hours of homework each night. But some schools have begun to give their youngest students a break. A Massachusetts elementary school has announced a no-homework pilot program for the coming school year, lengthening the school day by two hours to provide more in-class instruction.
We want them to go to soccer practice or football practice, and we want them to go to bed.
Home › Blog › The Great Homework Debate: Is Homework Helpful or Harmful to Students? Sep 13, by Cory Armes, mercedesforums.tk Sometimes, I feel as if I have been doing homework my entire life.
Yes homework is helpful. Yes, I think that homework is helpful and helps to reinforce skills that were learned in the classroom from a lesson. I think that students need homework in order to help move along in a lesson and also to acquire higher order thinking skills, and therefore homework is a good opportunity for that to happen.
Homework: a concept that everyone knows about. When they hear it, some cringe while others stand tall. Homework is a life changer for all students. It can help them prosper, or it can hinder them. Why homework is helpful “Homework is important because it’s an opportunity for students to review materials that are covered in the classroom. You need to practice in order to become proficient,” says Sharon R. Stallings, principal of Signal Hill School in Voorhees, NJ.
The no-homework policy of a second-grade teacher in Texas went viral last week, earning praise from parents across the country who lament the heavy workload often assigned to young students. At the elementary school level, homework can help students develop study skills and habits and can keep families informed about their child's learning. At the secondary school level, student homework is associated with greater academic achievement.