Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question
The real question we should be asking is, "What do we believe should happen after the end of the school day to help ensure that students retain what they have learned and are primed to learn more?" Any answer with the word, "work" in its name, as in "homework," is not typically going to be met with eagerness or enthusiasm by students. Ideally, we want children to understand that they are always learners. In school, we refer to them as "students" but outside of school, as children, they are still learners. So it makes no sense to even advertise a "no homework" policy in a school. It sends the wrong message. A realistic homework strategy should be a key topic of back-to-school night and the first parent-teacher conferences of the school year. Home Activities That Matter the Most Some parents will select focused programs or after-school experiences to help foster their children's learning in one or more of the aforementioned areas. Parents Playing Their Part Reference Elias, M.
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