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Some Schools Are Abolishing Homework In Favor Of Reading, And That's A Good Thing

Some Schools Are Abolishing Homework In Favor Of Reading, And That's A Good Thing | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
"The quality of homework assigned is so poor that simply getting kids to read replacing homework with self-selected reading was a more powerful alternative," said Professor Richard Allington. 

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 6, 4:58 PM

Less Homework & More Reading? Yes, Please!

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Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework by Heather Shumaker

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework by Heather Shumaker | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
HEATHER SHUMAKER

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How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic

How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do …

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 27, 2014 10:25 PM

I rarely assigned homework. It seemed counter-productive and counter-intuitive. The exception, if can be called homework, were projects which engaged students and their parents at home. This provided an untapped resource, excited students and parents, and was highly successful. I always provided more time for these projects so they did not work against learning.

Mika Auramo's comment, July 28, 2014 1:00 AM
Too much false information, including topic.
Debra Evans's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:54 PM

Good piece, but need to consider also; this country is not really catering to multi-cultural group.  But, we should learn from their examples - we in Australia definitely moving towards over-educating, with even prep losing its play-based approach.  Also worth noting - the teacher in the classroom has the biggest impact on whether or not the students will learn - effective teachers=effective learners.

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Reinventing Homework: A Study of "Fires in the Mind" by GDC team

Reinventing Homework: A Study of "Fires in the Mind" by GDC team | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Explore some of these ideas from Kathleen Cushman's book "Fires in the Mind" for taking homework in the traditional sense and turning it on its ear.

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Heat-ometer for differentiated homework

Heat-ometer for differentiated homework | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Love this practical suggestion!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 17, 2014 10:14 PM

Here is a great idea to provide differentiation in homework. The Heat-ometer provides four levels, from mild (not shown in the image above) to medium (also not shown) to hot and extra hot. each level is more complex than the previous level, and 3 options are provided for each level.

The designer of this image also provides links to the original design, which is located at Take Away Homework.

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10 Surefire Ways to Remember Vocabulary

10 Surefire Ways to Remember Vocabulary | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
1. When your youth comes home with vocabulary to study, have them make their own flashcards by looking up vocabulary words online and finding...

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