Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Changing the Homework Default

Are you having trouble with getting your kids to do their homework? Tired of nagging them to do their homework, and trying to get them to care? What if I told you the real problem with homework may be that you assigned it?

In this session we will go mythbusting as we take a closer examination of the research or lack of behind homework. We will rethink the academic and non-academic reasons for assigning homework, and figure out how we can change the default from having homework as the rule to making its absense the default.

Check out these blog posts for more on the issue of homework:

Blaming the Kids
The Myth of Non-Academic Benefits of Homework
Time on Task = Better Learning = Fallacy
Destructive forces of homework
to reinforce or not to reinforce
The perils of automacity
Constance Kamii on math homework
Efficiency gone wrong
mindful learning
Proponents of Homework Argue
Homework's 10 minute rule
The Homework Revolution
The case against homework

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