What if Washington, D. By Matt Barnum September 1, It is a rite of passage for students, parents and teachers alike. Students must dutifully do or refuse to do their nightly allotment of homework, complaining about it either way; parents must dutifully nag their kids to finish their homework; and teachers must dutifully assign and grade it. Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your children to bed early.
The Pros and Cons of Homework
Homework: is it worth the hassle? | Teacher Network | The Guardian
Parents and educators question the value of setting assignments for students. But what does the neuroscience say? I teach both primary and secondary, and regularly find myself drawn into the argument on the reasoning behind it — parents, and sometimes colleagues, question its validity. Parent-teacher interviews can become consumed by how much trouble students have completing assignments. All of which has led me to question the neuroscience behind setting homework. Is it worth it?
Homework: No Proven Benefits
Homework is a word that most students dread hearing. After hours upon hours of sitting in class , the last thing we want is more schoolwork over our precious weekends. Some feel as though homework is a necessary part of school, while others believe that the time could be better invested. Should students have homework?
This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Imagine a world without homework where kids get enough sleep and parents have fewer gray hairs. We would not have to spend our evenings embroiled in a never-ending power struggle. Homework is, by far, the biggest complaint my students have about school.