A local elementary school is doing something they say, has never been done before. It's a new approach to homework, that has kids learning more and liking it.
|Scooped by Heather Wehrle|
I think that programs such as this one have developed a true purpose for homework and have accomplished their goal. If homework is supposed to advance student learning, this individualized homework plan is an effective way to meet the needs of each child. The proof is in the numbers: the students are making huge strides and committing what they learn to long-term memory. I think that a large contributor to the students' academic success is the implementation of a plan that gets parents involved in their student's learning. I know that in my own classroom, there are certain students whose parents are uneducated and unable to help them with their homework. These students fall behind other students in the class who are receiving assistance at home every night. While the homework that is shown in this video may not be the most effective at helping students apply their knowledge outside of the classroom, it is a great first step to making homework accessible to everyone. The individualized plans make it so that each student develops competence and success in doing their work. This will most likely have an effect on their self-efficacy which will make a huge difference in their future success in school.