Homework: the controversy

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Feb 5, 2013 (4 years and 9 months ago)

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Presented By:

Michael Barrow

Lori Reeder


Homework is good


Rob Marzono



Homework is okay


Ruby Paine



Homework is bad


Alfie Kohn


Homework can be seen as a way of prolonging
the school day on a limited budget.


Homework gives students more time to master
a topic or skill.


Homework “reinforces” the skills that students
have learned.


Make sure that students see the purpose of a
homework assignment or are interested in the
topic so that they are more likely to do it.


Allow students to select the topic or apply the
work to their own lives or interests so that they
will put more into the assignment.



Lots of practice can help some students get
better at remembering an answer, but not to get
better at


or even accustomed to
--

thinking.


Harm to economically disadvantaged students,
who are unintentionally penalized because
their environments often make it almost
impossible to complete assignments at home.



Stress, frustration, family conflict, loss of time
for other activities, a possible diminution of
interest in learning


Negative attitudes on the part of students who
get more assignments.



Alfie Kohn
http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/homework.htm


“The Homework Myth: Why our kids get too much of a bad thing”.

Alfie Kohn


Education Week. September 6, 2006.
“The Truth About Homework”
.
Alfie Kohn


Ruby Payne
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/weeklytips.phtml/130


“A Framework for Understanding Poverty”.

Ruby K. Payne, PH.D.


“Learning Structures”. Ruby K. Payne, PH.D.


Robert Marzano
http://www.marzanoandassociates.com/pdf/homework.pdf


“What Works in Schools: Translating Research Into Action”.

Robert J.
Marzano