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Posted on March 1, 2016 3:37 am
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I am in a classroom as an intern, it is self-contained ESE. These students are very bright, but yet because of their disabilities they are not given any homework or things to complete at home. The issue that I am seeing is that the parents are not being trusted to accomplish something with their child at home. When I asked why they weren't given homework, I was told that it would never get done anyway. I understand where the teacher is coming from, but I feel that the students should at least learn accountability as they transition into extended graduation program even if it means getting a signature on a piece of paper. My concern, as I go into my own classroom soon is what I would do if it were my classroom? Am I seeing all the perspectives? As a new teacher, what advice would you give me?
 
     
     
 
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Posted March 4, 2016 10:46 pm

Melissa Dison
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I agree that student's should learn some form of accountability and responsibility. This will only benefit the students. I think it would be good to give homework in your future classroom. You could give homework that reviews concepts that have already been discussed. You could even do half of the homework in class and leave the other half for the students to finish. This way they have something to reference and their parents can determine what they are learning and whether they are assisting them with their homework properly!
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Kady Schlemmer
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I like the idea of students doing a portion of the homework at home. It is a great visual for parents to see their child working hard to be successful!
  Posted on: July 9, 2016 4:08 pm

LuLyHa
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If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
  Posted on: July 10, 2016 6:33 pm

PeMuQa
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I agree that starting a program of homework to help students learn accountability is a good idea. Being allowed the chance to do even a little bit of work can help the students learn more about responsibility, and if parents are involved it can help them feel more connected to their student's day.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 1:04 am

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Solution 2
Posted March 1, 2016 4:02 am

Beqena
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I would give the students homework when you go into your own classroom and see how it goes. All students and schools are different.
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Solution 3
Posted October 10, 2016 2:57 am

eZeLeR
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In a recent class I took we learned all sorts of academic games to play. I think it would be effective and engaging to send home weekly for the parents to play with their children. Thy could reinforce classroom lessons and allow the parent to see what is being learned in class. By presenting it as a game it will more likely be completed.
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Solution 4
Posted March 7, 2016 12:08 am

Hunabu
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I would say maybe, talk to the teachers and see if you can set up a homework club with the students, so they can get there homework done after school a couple times a week.
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Solution 5
Posted July 10, 2016 7:32 pm

juWuPe
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I will still issue homework for my students and make sure the parents are on the same page as I am.
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Solution 6
Posted March 4, 2016 12:42 am

nick morse
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wont know it until you try. they got used to no homework and if you start off with homework your students will get into the groove
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LuLyHa
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I would never do this! This is wrong!
  Posted on: July 10, 2016 6:32 pm

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Posted July 7, 2017 12:42 pm

MeRepe
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It is difficult for special needs children to do homework themselves at home. But what you can do is do some of it in class so the parents and students can reference the work. This will teach them responsibility and will only help them in the future!
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Solution 8
Posted October 9, 2017 1:42 am

Travis Cannon
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I would definitely assign homework but make it count for less. I would make it so a student could pass without doing any homework, but it would still affect their grade.
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Posted October 12, 2017 2:47 am

aRaLeg
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I think if the students are bright, then homework should not be an issue for them. Giving a smaller amount would help the students not stress too much
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Solution 10
Posted July 5, 2016 2:14 pm

buhyLu
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I think that as an intern you could go to an administrator and discuss the issues that you are having because it will not benefit the students when they start to transition. They must learn to do these activities outside of the classroom. I also think that you should begin thinking about how you want to structure your classroom and what you want to do with your students.
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I would never do this! This is wrong!
  Posted on: July 10, 2016 6:33 pm

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