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Peer Assessment Method For Homework. Making Homework Meaningful. One thing that teaches the lessons of accountability, responsibility, diligence and an appreciation for knowledge is homework.

Making Homework Meaningful

Every student has to do it, and for most kids, it is a necessity in order to do well in school. But its usefulness and whether it's taken seriously are always topics of conversation among students. A Survey of Homework Habits In elementary school, we are brought up to do homework, and some kids like myself are lucky enough to have their parents there to reiterate that message. We are taught that homework is important for making the information stick in our brains so that we are ready for the next day's lesson. Once I decided this post would be on the topic of homework, I set out to talk to students from multiple backgrounds, and with varying degrees of work ethic and success, about their thoughts and experiences around homework.

There are a few exceptions in this group, though. Time Management, Resources and Context 1) Use In-School Time 3) Use Social Media! A Simple, Effective Homework Plan For Teachers: Part 1. Dealing with homework can be the source of great stress for teachers; it’s a rare week that I don’t receive at least one email asking for advice.

A Simple, Effective Homework Plan For Teachers: Part 1

So for the next two weeks I’m going to outline a homework plan–four strategies this week, four the next–aimed at making homework a simple yet effective process. Let’s get started. Homework Strategies 1-4. How to Create Effective Homework. Based on a recent spate of articles on homework, it’s clear that the homework wars — how much?

How to Create Effective Homework

How often? — are still topic of big interest to both parents and teachers. Some teachers hate to give homework; others see it as a vital necessity. But according to some research presented by Annie Murphy Paul, the question isn’t how much, but whether the homework teachers do give actually advances learning. “A recent study, published in the Economics of Education Review,” Paul wrote in “How Can We Make Homework Worthwhile?” But to get those elements to work, said Fires in the Mind author and speaker Kathleen Cushman, students must be motivated to do their homework in the first place. “Christina and Nicholas both remembered a global studies unit on the French Revolution in which students acted out a courtroom trial of the king and queen.

“I was the queen. He said he agreed with Cushman that motivation is key, and tried to design homework that kept students interested. Holly Korbey. Simple changes to homework improved student learning. A new study offers evidence that simple and inexpensive changes to existing courses can help students learn more effectively.

Simple changes to homework improved student learning

The study from Rice University and Duke University found that making a few changes to homework assignments in an upper-level undergraduate engineering course at Rice led to improved scores on exams. The study appears this week in the journal Educational Psychology Review. The findings by a team from Rice's Center for Digital Learning and Scholarship and Duke's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience demonstrate how technology and cognitive science can be combined to develop inexpensive but effective educational changes that required no changes to course curriculum.

"Based on laboratory studies, we know a lot about how people learn," said lead author Andrew Butler, a postdoctoral researcher at Duke. Boom-Bang Homework Assignments. Homework is beneficial.

Boom-Bang Homework Assignments

Or it's not. Research supports both positions and all the contentious points in between. If you count yourself among the 70 percent of U.S. teachers who assign take-home work, you may find value in the following recommendations for making those assignments more effective, creative, and motivational -- in other words, with boom-bang academic power. Two Fundamental Questions 1. According to the National Education Association's Research Spotlight on Homework, the "majority of U.S. students spend less than an hour a day on homework, regardless of grade level.

" 2. Multiple sources recommend about ten minutes per night in the first grade, then add ten minutes for every subsequent grade, for a maximum of two hours in all subjects by the 12th grade. Successful Practices: Do's and Don'ts The following suggestions were compiled from a dozen resources.