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Posted on February 24, 2013 12:14 am
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Yasar Bodur
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Do you think homework is beneficial? Why or why not?
If you are asked this question in a job interview for a teaching position: What are some things you should avoid when responding to this question? What might be some important points to stress that would get the interviewer’s attention? How would you respond to this question?
 
     
     
 
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Posted April 18, 2013 7:20 pm

uteHaM
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I think homework is extremely beneficial as long as the teacher makes it relevant to the subjects they are learning and to every day life. Homework promotes time management and confidence since it gives the students the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned. It also gives the teacher the opportunity to make sure that the students are grasping the concepts that you are trying to teach them. I do not agree with "busy-work" however and I think that explaining to the students what goals you are attempting to accomplish through the use of homework helps to motivate students to actually complete homework assignments. Lastly, homework gives students the opportunity to review learned materials and prepare for the next day's lesson.
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Chelsea
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I agree that homework is beneficial to the student. Homework is a great way to asses if your students truly understand the material before moving ahead. As you said, I don't agree with busy work. If homework is given it should be purposeful.
  Posted on: October 19, 2014 4:21 pm

Brianne Blowers
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I agree that the homework should always be relevant to the subject material and it is important to let the interviewer know that you would utilize it to benefit the students' learning.
  Posted on: October 19, 2014 11:16 pm

Natisha
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Teachers that give students "busy-work" are definitely not doing their job.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 12:16 am

Rachel Antis
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I completely agree. Busy work is not beneficial, but work that reinforces what was taught in class can be very useful for the student to learn the material. I also agree that it is very important for students to learn time management. Even in college I know that I probably do not manage my time wisely and I think that this should be taught how to through appropriate homework assignments.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 11:31 pm

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Posted April 18, 2013 7:22 pm

yZyDuN
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Homework is often not a student's favorite part of school. However, it is important to explain to the student how important homework is. Not only is it a great way to assess students, but it also allows the parents to get involved with the academic work done in the class. Make homework fun and rewarding for students and it won't be homework; it'll be homeFUN!
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Posted April 18, 2013 7:09 pm

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Homework is a proven method for a student to gain and improve such acquired skills that was demonstrated in class. Homework gives students responsibility, because theoretically it's "theirs" not the parents nor the teachers. When students assume responsibility for their work and complete an assignment, it is only then that they learn to be accountable for their actions. Another benefit students will gain can be time management. It is likely students will complete their assignments or projects on time when they are organized. Turning the project in on time has it advantages because points are not deducted and your child won’t suffer consequences. completing homework in a timely manner will help your child develop trust and self-confidence. The inspiration to work harder on the next project occurs when kids feel good about their accomplishments. All these tasks are imperative to learn while in school as it can be key factors that will be utilized in the real world as a college student, professional, etc.
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Natisha
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I think homework shouldn't create too much pressure,they already feel the pressure when it comes to testing.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 12:15 am

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Solution 4
Posted February 28, 2013 7:50 am

Candice Williams
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Make sure to stress that you always want to give the students time in class or at the end of the day to complete homework together or individually, while going around the room to answer any questions. I think they could finish the assignment at home, but also give a few minutes to review it and answer questions again the next day.
Giving grades for assignments taken home would be a difficult subject. So much of this could vary depending on the task and the actual students themselves. The more you get to know them, you can figure out what can be expected of them.
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Solution 5
Posted March 14, 2015 2:40 pm

uLubet
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If you are asked this question in a job interview for a teaching position: What are some things you should avoid when responding to this question? What might be some important points to stress that would get the interviewer’s attention? How would you respond to this question?
In an interview, I would avoid treating this question trivial. Homework is an extension assignment in which a student receives more practice on a lesson taught during the day. The reinforcement is needed in order to assist the child to go beyond recall and on to Bloom's level 3 or Bloom's level 4 type knowledge. If the student views the material more than one time in a day, the student is less likely to forget the information. The student can relate more to what is to be mastered. The student can build knowledge especially if the homework is over something that connects to a future lesson.

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Solution 6
Posted October 12, 2017 8:05 pm

jysema
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I believe homework os beneficial but only in small amounts for each subject. Like 10 for writing, 20 reading, ect. There are reports stating that less homework is better, but it also depends on the employer.
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Posted February 28, 2013 7:50 am

Candice Williams
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Make sure to stress that you always want to give the students time in class or at the end of the day to complete homework together or individually, while going around the room to answer any questions. I think they could finish the assignment at home, but also give a few minutes to review it and answer questions again the next day.
Giving grades for assignments taken home would be a difficult subject. So much of this could vary depending on the task and the actual students themselves. The more you get to know them, you can figure out what can be expected of them.
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