Avoiding Homework Hassles. Fifteenth Annual Family Involvement Conference Presentation November 10, 2009 Beth Windover. The History of Homework…. The pendulum has swung back and forth on this “hot topic” in education since early in the 20 th century!. beneficial. harmful.
Family Involvement Conference Presentation
November 10, 2009
The pendulum has swung back and forth on this “hot topic” in education since early in the 20th century!
Link home and school
Develop good study habits
Foster positive attitudes
Promote family communication
Increase student confidence
Encourage thinking & creativity
No benefit / waste of time
Decrease student achievement
Cause stress and frustration
Cause family tension / “battles”
Compete w/ family & activities
Limit time for physical activities
Penalize econ. disadvantaged
Penalize struggling learners
Reinforce incorrect patterns
Turn students off from learningWhat Can Homework Do?
If we want students to benefit from homework, then teachers must design appropriate assignments that are meaningful and parents must work collaboratively to ensure that students are completing it!
In today’s society, we’re all rushing around from place to place juggling multiple tasks. It’s more important than ever to learn to budget our time wisely and to teach our children to do so as well!