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An online library of effective teaching techniques and methodologies which inspire enduring and meaningful learning.
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Some Schools Are Abolishing Homework In Favor Of Reading

Some Schools Are Abolishing Homework In Favor Of Reading | Purposeful Pedagogy | 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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Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced

Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Research suggests that while homework can be an effective learning tool, assigning too much can lower student performance and interfere with other important activities.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 3, 2015 10:30 AM

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Teachers - Before You Assign That Homework - What Students wish you knew

Teachers - Before You Assign That Homework - What Students wish you knew | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
"Should teachers assign homework?" was the question I asked my students today.  I thought I knew the answer, a resounding no I was sure, and yet, once again my 7th graders surprised me. While some ...

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3 Healthy Homework Guidelines from Experts - (and some myths about homework)

3 Healthy Homework Guidelines from Experts - (and some myths about homework) | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Still think homework is a good idea? Listen to what experts say about the negative impact homework has on children.

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Homework Research - Differing perspectives (research counter to Marzano)

Homework Research - Differing perspectives (research counter to Marzano) | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Education author-speaker Mark Barnes takes issue with Robert Marzano's homework research, after being questioned about it by a concerned new teacher.

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Christopher Jones's curator insight, September 15, 2014 10:22 AM

Very good look at the homework debate from both sides.  Not a right versus wrong argument, but clearly an interpretation argument.  What should or shouldn't be homeowrk and is it good or bad depends on how the research is interpreted.  Clearly very important as it also illuminate (slightly) the issue with appropriate assessment of understanding.

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How Can We Make Homework Smarter?

How Can We Make Homework Smarter? | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"Do American students have too much homework, or too little? We often hear passionate arguments for either side, but I believe that we ought to be asking a different question altogether. What should matter to parents and educators is this: How effectively do children’s after-school assignments advance learning?"

Do American students have too much homework, or too little? We often hear passionate arguments for either side, but I believe that we ought to be asking a different question altogether. What should matter to parents and educators is this: How effectively do children’s after-school assignments advance learning?


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 3, 2013 10:39 PM

Homework - where do you stand on this issue? This post by Annie Murphy Paul provides information that looks at current research on the brain and a new field called "Mind, Brain and Education, that is devoted to understanding and improving the ways in which children absorb, retain and apply knowledge"

The post discusses specific ways that homework may be designed to help learners. These include spaced repetition, essentially exposing students to the same information over a longer period of time; retrieval practice, using a test to reinforce what a student knows; and interleaving, mixing "up different kinds of situations or problems to be practiced, instead of grouping them by type."

You will find more information on this research as well as evidence that points to pretty significant increases in students grades when utilizing these methods. Well worth a read as we enter a new school year and have to look at the issue of homework yet again.

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How much homework is too much?

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The nation's youngest students are doing three times as much homework as is recommended. How are schools addressing homework overload?

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Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Does your school have a homework policy? How does your school ensure that teachers don't overload students with busy work?

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(Infographic) Parents Helping Kids with Homework -E-Learning

(Infographic) Parents Helping Kids with Homework -E-Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The Parents Helping Kids with Homework Infographic presents some directives of the educational system on how parents should help their kids with homework.

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Heat-ometer for differentiated homework

Heat-ometer for differentiated homework | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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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.

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, January 9, 2015 9:08 AM

Love this practical suggestion!

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Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
At some point, every parent wishes their high school aged student would go to bed earlier as well as find time to pursue their own passions -- or maybe even choose to relax. This thought reemerged as

 

Homework can be a powerful learning tool -- if designed and assigned correctly. I say "learning," because good homework should be an independent moment for each student or groups of students through virtual collaboration.

 

It should be challenging and engaging enough to allow for deliberate practice of essential content and skills, but not so hard that parents are asked to recall what they learned in high school. All that usually leads to is family stress.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/

 


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David Mireles's curator insight, May 13, 2014 8:51 AM

I think that this is a very good article when you are not in favor of homework. it staits really cleear some solutionsq that we could use to get rid of homework. Also, it was written by a reliable source. Lastly and most importantly it is in a very easy language to understand.

Alejandro mejia's curator insight, May 13, 2014 1:22 PM

This article focuses on the perspective of a history teacher talking about her opinion on school homework. Her opinion is against homework.  This article includes links to several articles about the topic which help the reader get a good  knowledge About the writing. This article also has good grammar.

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5 Ways to Use Humor as Incentive for Homework

5 Ways to Use Humor as Incentive for Homework | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

We may forget that humor may be used as an incentive for homework. Although this post is geared to homework (and therefore parents) much of it is applicable to the teacher in the classroom. With suggestions of different ways to use humor as well as links to a variety of resources available online there is much fun to be had as you explore this post!


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