An archived stack of papers: 'homework'

New Homework Policy… Maybe

In a stack of papers called Writing.

  • Jan
  • 10
  • 2006

A student’s homework assignment is reading and it rarely gets done. A student’s homework assignment is writing and it regularly is at least attempted. While talking with my good friend today, I stumbled upon what may be my new homework policy: writing.

I hit on this idea back in November, but I’m considering it for... read more

Homework? During Break?

In a stack of papers called Instruction.

  • Jan
  • 08
  • 2006

This past week was our first week back from Christmas Break and I noticed that some teachers assigned pretty serious work during the time off. I wonder if that simply sets students up for failure. We all know that the majority of our students (99.9% of them) won’t do the assigned work until the last night before returning. Some of them will forget completely. I’d say a large number would... read more