As we are asked to do more and more--and our school day stays the same length, I worry some that we are going to feel like we need to push some of the work into the realm of "home" work. Now, don't get me wrong--I believe that students need to build habits. I require home reading. I ask students to do some math work several times per week. There are times when I might ask my students to finish up some work or to do something like illustrate a piece of writing or something else at home. That being said . . . when work is done at home, do we really know what is happening? Do we want our students struggling with work they are just learning? Do we want to put our students in situations where they need help and there are no resources to provide it?
I guess that's why I have always been of the mindset that homework should be something that students can do independently. They can learn responsibility, review previous learning, work to meet deadlines, and learn to keep track of materials. What are YOUR thoughts? I really want to know! I had a discussion the other night on Twitter with someone who said homework is required in her district--and they are required to grade it. What are the policies in your district? Your classroom?
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