No More Mindless Homework

Author: Kathy Collins
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325092812
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" Kathy Collins and Janine Bempechat take on the stormy topic of homework by re-focusing the conversation from "to assign or not to assign" to how we can design engaging homework that harnesses children's interests and fosters their ...

The Homework Myth

Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738211346
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... busywork, of course, but that's exactly what students tend to get when there's a
commitment to assign a large amount of homework on a regular basis—
regardless of whether that commitment originates with the teacher or with the
movement to “raise standards” that's imposed on teachers (and students). As the
renowned high school reformer Ted Sizer sees it, “Just as 'tougher' courses often
simply meant more to cover,” so “'more homework' usually meant more mindless
busy work.

Variability In Human Performance

Author: Thomas J. Smith
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466579722
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Contrary to President Hollande's assumption, it is likely that the people most
hostile to homework are affluent parents who want their children to spend their
afterschool time engaged in more enriching extracurricular activities. Less
affluent parents are likely to prefer more homework as a way of keeping their kids
off the streets. • Opponents of homework argue (the reasons vary) that homework
is mindless, unrelated to academic achievement, negatively related to academic
achievement ...

Family Pledge

Author: James L Casale Ph D
Publisher: James L. Casale
ISBN: 0692924574
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Kohn proposes that homework is boring, useless, mindless, repetitive, and not
supported wholeheartedly in the research as being linked to student
achievement. Kohn offers this quote from a 1937 article in Parents Magazine: If
children are not required to learn useless and meaningless things, homework is
entirely unnecessary for the learning of common school subjects. But when a
school requires the amassing of many facts which have little or no significance to
the child, learning is ...

Horace S School

Author: Theodore R. Sizer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395755341
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However, their criticism, even when offered lovingly, is often greeted
paradoxically: responsible people agree with it, but also agree to do little to
address the failings. The analysis is met with ... First, it did not spawn a fresh and
ambitious research effort, an inquiry into why American young people appeared
to fall behind their international peers in academic performance. The assumption,
usually tacit, ... "More homework" usually meant more mindless busy work. A
longer school year or ...

Homework 2

Author: Queena N. Lee-Chua
Publisher: Anvil Publishing, Incorporated via PublishDrive
ISBN: 9712733181
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We usually travel as a family, but sometimes we feel it is a waste, because our
children usually forget what we do on our trips. How can we travel and also learn
? STUDENTS TAKE A much-needed hiatus in summer, but learning should not
take a backseat. When young minds are not stimulated, having subsisted for
more than a month on brain-killing shows or games, students have problems
adjusting to the routine of school when it starts. Teachers complain that the first
two or even ...

Homework Done Right

Author: Janet Alleman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412976537
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Jan's Follow-up to Ben's Story Ben, not atypical of many almost-tenured teachers,
thought he was doing everything he could to be an effective teacher. After all, he
had introduced a lot of academic rigor into his courses. The majority of students
were contributing to class discussions, and homework was no longer mindless
dittoes. He had been forewarned that high ... They didn't always come easily or
naturally, but they resulted in tremendous payoffs. The shifts that Barb, Rob,
Sarah, ...

No More Excuses

Author: Michael A. Stevens
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1599793911
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homework. This can be a desk in their room or it can be at the dining room or
kitchen table. Parents must also check their children's homework daily to ensure
that all assignments are complete. They should know, through monitoring their
children's work and communicating ... Don't raise children who are addicted to
mindless entertainment. Play educational games and hold community-wide
spelling bees and science fairs to supplement what may not be happening
effectively at school.

The Beholden State

Author: Brian C. Anderson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442223448
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It is easy to find such students in Southern California: at ease in spoken English
but at sea in what the education profession calls “academic English”—the
conventions of writing, logic, and argument. A 17-year-old with lustrous auburn
hair hanging below his shoulders and several lip studs is performing ... He failed
ninth-grade English: “I didn't do the homework; I'm not a baby no more.” Manny, a
ninth-grader in Santa Ana, remains designated an English learner even though
he has ...


Author: Jonathan Lipow
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498512992
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Hence, it may not be such a paradox that countries like the United States and
Israel—both traditionally lagging far behind in standardized international tests of
science and math proficiency— are dominant players in high technology, ... as a
result of the misguided “failing schools” narrative—suggestions that we need to
throw more money willy-nilly at our schools, or that we need to throw more
standardized tests and mindless homework at our children—may be