The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing
This course will allow participants to take an in-depth look at the tradition of homework in schools and to assess the positives and negatives of the practice. Throughout the book study, participants will explore the effects of homework and evaluate alternatives to better engage learners. Participants will collaboratively discuss current data and correlations between homework and achievement, as well as student and family attitudes towards school. Participants will design a school-wide policy regarding homework and create viable alternatives that foster positive relationships between home and school.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Recognize emerging trends and potential problems with homework.
- Identify and assess studies on homework and its benefits/deficits to education.
- Implement a consistent and effective homework policy for the school.
- Develop alternative ways to impact students/family’s attitudes towards school in order to build a community that fosters love of learning.
- Grade(s): Pre-K | Kindergarten | 1st Grade | 2nd Grade | 3rd Grade | 4th Grade | 5th Grade | 6th Grade | 7th Grade | 8th Grade | 9th Grade | 10th Grade | 11th Grade | 12th Grade | Elementary K-5 | Secondary 6-12
- Subject(s): Education Leadership | Professional Development | Differentiation
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- Teacher Quality Standard(s):