It is important for teachers to communicate with their students what their goals for a homework assignment are, and also for the students to give feedback to the teacher as to whether or not the assignment met those goals
|My blogpost on why this is important||Homework: Much ado about nothing?|
|Is Homework Helpful?|
|The 5 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask||Brian Sztabnik on Edutopia|
Should I Stop Assigning Homework?
|A teacher weighs up the pros and cons.
Courtesy of theatlantic.com
|Homework: how effective is it?||Turns out it's very complex, but it's probably not nearly as beneficial as you think. From educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk|
|Homework: What does the Hattie research actually say?||Excellent post from headteacher Tom Sherrington. Both the post and the comments (including one from Hattie) emphasise the complexity of the issue and the importance of setting effective homework.|
|A related video link making the point that at secondary level the ideal is one and a half hours (per subject???)||YouTube. 1 min|
|Homework should be limited to 60 minutes a night for best results||Link||From telegraph.co.uk|
|What's The Deal With Homework?||From thenerdyteacher.com. Lots of useful comments|
|Important new study of homework||Link||Another critical look at the research, this time from danielwillingham.com|
|How to Create Effective Homework|
|Website dedicated to Effective Homework||homeworklady.com Excellent site|
|How to Create Effective Homework||Blogpost from Holley Korbey on Mind/Shift|
|How Can We Make Homework Worthwhile?||Related post from Annie Murphy Paul also on Mind/Shift|
|Suggestions On How To Make Homework More Effective||Link||Blogpost from learningscientists.org/|
|8 Easy Homework Tips for All Parents||Barbara Levy writing for thehuffingtonpost|
|"Autonomy when doing homework was shown to be the most important individual-level variable in both mathematics and science, and not effort and or time spent doing homework. The optimum duration of homework was found to be 1 hr a day."||Link||Paper abstract from the American Psychological Association|
|Lagging Homework||Link||The idea is to completely separate tonight's homework from today's class work. From blog.mathedpage.org|
|Homework doesn't work|
|Homework: An unnecessary evil|| "There was no relationship whatsoever between time spent on homework and course grade, and “no substantive difference in grades between students who complete homework and those who do not.”"
Alfie Kohn in the washingtonpost.com
|Do Students Really Need Practice Homework?
No, according to Alfie Kohn
|From Chapter 6 of The Homework Myth by Alfie Kohn
|Homework: It fails our students and undermines American education||Blogpost from Mark Barnes|
|Chemistry teacher Tom Stelling has a rant about the traditional model||YouTube. 6 mins|
|This is my daughter…and this is the first photo of her that I have ever hated.||Image (went viral) and accompanying explanation of a 4 year old girl crying in frustration while doing homework.|
|How NOT to correct homework||YouTube. 2 mins. From Mr D. Anybody prepared to admit to this?|