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Posted on March 2, 2013 12:23 am
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Zafer Unal
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parent comes into class and wants to make a suitable time to discuss the amount of homework given to the child. They state that there is too much homework and their child canít possibly get it all done. They state that you as the teacher expect far too much. How do you handle this situation?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted April 18, 2013 7:10 pm

Elizabeth Powers
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As a teacher, you should take all aspects into consideration. The parent states that you are giving too much homework to the students with not enough time for the students to accomplish. The teacher should evaluate the class and check to see what other students are having the same problem. If it turns out to be all the students are having trouble handing in their homework on time and being completed then you as a teacher should shorten the requirements and give more time. BUT, if it's proven that it's just the one student's problem then you could work out some kind of arrangement where the student will have individual time with you and work on the homework before or after school.
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Solution 2
Posted April 18, 2013 7:10 pm

Lili G
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First, I would try to look back and see if there was a possibility that I was giving too much homework. There could have been a chance that I did not realize the amount I was giving the students. If I was giving them too much homework, I could lighten the load. I could also allow a ten-minute "free-time" at the end of the day giving the students a chance to get started on the homework.
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Natisha
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Giving the students time in place is important because if they have questions, the teacher is available for them.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 12:47 am

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Solution 3
Posted October 18, 2014 1:36 am

Heather Long
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I would pull state expectations and my expectations to show the parents. Parents do not see the other side of teaching.
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Natisha
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Pulling out the rule book for parents never works.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 12:48 am

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Solution 4
Posted February 24, 2015 8:57 pm

Victoria Horn
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I would show the parent the curriculum and that I, the teacher, aren't making it up. I would explain that everyone other kid has the same amount of work. I would also show her the lesson plan of each unit. It just doesn't make sense if the teacher is doing exactly what they are suppose to be doing.
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Solution 5
Posted October 15, 2015 11:47 pm

Morgan Zwissler
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I would inform the parent that a 3rd grade student is permitted up to 30 minutes of homework each night based on school policy. I would ask if the homework is taking longer than that on a regular basis. If it is, I would inform the parent that it's acceptable for them to stop after 30 minutes. This will allow me to assist the students the following day at school.
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Solution 6
Posted October 28, 2016 11:52 pm

Kristen OBryant
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After evaluating other student's success or failure in completing the homework, I would determine if the student is within the average. If they are the only one having difficulties, I would look into the possibility of the student having a disability that was not previously addressed making typical homework take much longer than it does for other students.
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