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How Can We Make Homework Worthwhile?

Educators have begun to implement these methods in classrooms around the country and have enjoyed measurable success. A collaboration between …

What Kinds of Homework Seem to be Most Effective?

If you made it past the headline, you’re likely a student, concerned parent, teacher or, like me, a nerd nostalgist who enjoys basking in the distant …

The End of the Homework Debate: Experts on Homework that Works

Ending the Homework Debate: Expert Advice on What Works<p>By Monica Fuglei <i>•</i> November 28, 2013<p>After exploring the case against homework as well as the …

Teaching

Homework: What does the Hattie research actually say?

The Highly Influential Work by John Hattie<p>This is an excellent book. It is an attempt to distil the key messages from the vast array of studies that …

Is homework stupid?

The average American high-school student spends seven hours a week on homework. The average for students across all developed countries is about five hours (pdf).<p>Is it all a colossal waste of time?<p>Mark Barnes, a former teacher and author, says yes. He tells Quartz his experience teaching, and …

Teaching

The question of homework: Should our kids have it at all?

I watch as my 8-year-old pushes through the front door ahead of me, tosses his coat to the right, somewhere in the direction of the coat hooks lined along the entryway, kicks off his shoes slightly further down the line, and grabs the thick sixth book of Harry Potter, which he is devouring in …