Homework – 164

By Steven Miletto

Teaching Learning Leading K12 provides resources for classroom teachers and school-based administrators.

Do you give homework?
If so, do you know why you give homework?
Today’s discussion centers around questioning why we give homework. 
I talk about 3 great reasons for giving homework and 5 problematic reasons.
Additionally, I speak to understanding that when homework is assigned you may not know who is actually doing the work (like a friend or a parent) as well as if the kids are simply doing the work to get it done or actually improving their understanding of the content.
I also spend a little time around the choices that kids make when confronted with too much homework.
I hope that you will revisit why you give homework and make sure that you are focused on good, appropriate practices.
Thanks for listening.
Length: 19:07