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Posted on October 11, 2021 10:52 pm
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I teach a learning strategies class to high schoolers and I don't assign homework. I let the students use the class as a study hall for half of the class. DO I have to start assigning homework?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 19, 2021 1:11 am

aveSar
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I do not think you should start assigning homework but if they are not getting the material they should be I would start making assignment worth a grade. You could also do a point system in your class. So many students on task or having complete assignments will get an award. This could be more electronic time, or a free day or candy.
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Posted October 25, 2021 2:56 pm

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If the students are successful without homework, then do what works for your class. However, if the student's are not using the time wisely, I would casually assign homework overtime to make sure that they understand that this information is valuable.
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Posted October 25, 2021 6:29 pm

Sophia Sunyak
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Homework, according to Boaler's Mathematical Mindset, is not necessary. She actually suggests getting rid of it altogether. You never know what a students' home life is like, and homework can actually perpetuate inequity in the classroom. Maybe they have to assume the role of the parent when they get home, or they don't have internet access or other materials needed to complete the homework. If you review homework at the beginning of class, the inequities are magnified. Students may feel like they start the class already behind, which causes low morale and high stress.
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Posted October 25, 2021 6:31 pm

Sophia Sunyak
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Also, assigning a Home Fun assignment would be a great educational alternative for homework.
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There have been studies to suggest homework is ineffective at teaching material. As long as you are doing a good job keeping their attention and making sure your teaching style is accomodating for student's learning preferences, I do not think homework is necessary.
  Posted on: October 31, 2021 8:35 pm

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