I just stumbled upon your blog while looking for ideas about middle school. I am coming from 3rd grade and need all the advice that I can get. I would love to see an example of your DL Homework. Would you be willing to share?
If your tween is struggling with homework or just can't seem to keep themself organized, a homework contract can help. This simple agreement between a kid and their parents can help the tween stay on task and give the parents peace of mind, knowing they've laid out their expectations for schoolwork. A well-written contract points out your child's homework responsibilities point by point. It also helps them understand how you can help guide and work with them in order to keep their assignments under control.
What specific strategies can improve outcomes for these children?
One thing that teaches the lessons of accountability, responsibility, diligence and an appreciation for knowledge is homework. Every student has to do it, and for most kids, it is a necessity in order to do well in school. But its usefulness and whether it's taken seriously are always topics of conversation among students.
Print article. Many students and their parents are frazzled by the amount of homework being piled on in the schools. Yet researchers say that American students have just the right amount of homework.