I mean this next month is going to be pretty brutal. Which is why I am questioning the purpose of homework. If my school did not care about homework and never checked it, I probably would not even be writing this post. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depends on how you look at it my school does in fact, check our homework, daily.
Homework: No Proven Benefits
Stanford research shows pitfalls of homework
If they are unable to go school each day to acquire the skills they require to be successful in life, then they will be at a disadvantage for their entire lives. Multiple studies have found that most students are getting too much extra assignments, leading to sleep deprivation, unhealthy levels of stress, as well as related health problems. Extra assignments given to children, particularly younger school going children, can lead to unhealthy levels of stress, according to research. If bombarded with countless lessons at school and at home, students may feel stress and anxiety should they fail to complete the assignment on time. Students need to learn in a classroom setting, but they should also be able to spend some time exploring other things outside of the classroom. The second reason that student should not be given homework is that they require time to rest and take their minds off school work.
Homework Is Pointless Debate
A Stanford researcher found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance and even alienation from society. More than two hours of homework a night may be counterproductive, according to the study. Education scholar Denise Pope has found that too much homework has negative effects on student well-being and behavioral engagement. Image credit: L. A Stanford researcher found that too much homework can negatively affect kids, especially their lives away from school, where family, friends and activities matter.
Every day in Middle and High School, at least one homework assignment is assigned to students. Many students succeed, but others fail for a variety of reasons. Many times, homework leads to frustration and stress causing many students to give up on homework. If homework assignments were clearly explained by teachers everytime they were handed out, then it would decrease the amount of stress homework puts on students. Homework affects a students grade more if they receive a zero than a hundred.