From a Mountain to a Molehill: Making Homework and Grading Manageable. Vision 2020 Summer Conference Oklahoma City, Oklahoma July 9-11, 2013. Rick Herrig , Ed.S . Educational Consultant Herrig Enterprises Inc. www.herriginc.ca.
Homework, purposefully designed and assigned, enhances learning. As teachers, administrators, and parents, we need to ensure this happens.
Let’s first look at what we should be doing...
Policy and practice – guided?...monitored?...formalized?
So what can I do absent district or school initiatives?
Districts and Schools
“It is perfectly all right to teach students curricula over which they will not be tested, but in this day of accountability for results, it’s fool-hardy to test students on curricula they have not been taught and taught to mastery...Teaching one thing and testing another tends to discriminate against the socioeconomically poor and disadvantaged students, since they are the most dependent on the school as the source for their academic learnings.”
-Dr. Larry Lezotte
Rick Herrig, Ed.S.
Herrig Enterprises Inc.