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Basta de deberes | Ahora Educación

Basta de deberes | Ahora Educación | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Los chicos irán el lunes a clase con un justificativo por la tarea sin hacer.

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¿Son los deberes una herramienta de aprendizaje o una carga añadida? | Blog de INEE

¿Son los deberes una herramienta de aprendizaje o una carga añadida? | Blog de INEE | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it

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5 questions to ask before assigning homework via Matt Miller

5 questions to ask before assigning homework via Matt Miller | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Teachers have widely varying opinions on homework. Before assigning it, think through these five questions first.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 18, 2017 12:21 PM
Is the homework meaningful and can students do it at home? Can students assume responsiblity for their learning? Those are essential questions for me.

Understanding what research tells us about homework is important.
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Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise? - A common sense approach via Matt Renwick

Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise? - A common sense approach via Matt Renwick | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
As I write this, I am out on our back patio. My kids are in the neighbor's backyard, flying a kite with friends. They had recently recovered the kite from a tree. This time around, they are staying away from the natural hazard. I don't know how they got the kite down previously; they had figured…

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Maria Del Mar Londoño's curator insight, April 15, 2017 7:27 PM
I agree with the concept of homework seen as a policy more than a practice to develop more cognitive skill in students. The assignment of meaningful homework has been lost in the education field. It is seen more as a requirement for collecting grades than as a method for meaningful assessment that contributes not just to their learning process but also to their lives.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 15, 2017 8:09 PM
Do the students engage? Can parents help if necessary? I discovered if students were engaged in their homework and it was meaningful they found ways to get it done. If it lacked meaning, it did not get done or could not get done.
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A New Approach to Homework - Balance with home life experiences via  Catlin Tucker

A New Approach to Homework - Balance with home life experiences via  Catlin Tucker | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Homework has been getting a lot of attention in the media. My Twitter feed is full of articles and blogs discussing the research on homework, particularly at the elementary level, and how counterpr…

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Is homework stupid?

Is homework stupid? | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
The average American high-school student spends seven hours a week on homework. The average for students across all developed countries is about five hours (pdf). Is it all a colossal waste of time? Mark Barnes, a former teacher and author, says yes. He tells Quartz his experience teaching, and working with teachers, has convinced him that homework does not...

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, February 19, 2016 7:43 PM

A key principle is that moderation is important. The average amount of weekly homework assigned to kids across OECD countries fell by an hour between 2003 and 2012, with only a few countries—the US and Australia among them—bucking the trend with increased workloads. I wonder why?

 
 
 
 

 

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Here's what happened when a school tried recess four times a day | A. Pawlowski | USAToday

Here's what happened when a school tried recess four times a day | A. Pawlowski | USAToday | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it

"There was a part of me that was very nervous about it," Donna McBride, a first-grade teacher at the school, told TODAY Parents.

"I was trying to wrap my head around my class going outside four times a day and still being able to teach those children all the things they needed to learn."

Related: Why some schools are banning homework

Some five months into the experiment, McBride's fears have been alleviated. Her students are less fidgety and more focused, she said. They listen more attentively, follow directions and try to solve problems on their own instead of coming to the teacher to fix everything. There are fewer discipline issues.

"We're seeing really good results," she noted.

Parents are seeing them, too.

 

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Does Homework Help or Hinder a Students Love of Learning?

Does Homework Help or Hinder a Students Love of Learning? | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it

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Most homework is 'pointless', expert says - Telegraph

Most homework is 'pointless', expert says - Telegraph | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it

A new Ofsted regime will encourage teachers to set “completely pointless” homework for their students, an education expert has claimed.

Youngsters will be forced to endure more “back breaking” after-school tasks with little educational value, according to Tom Bennett, director of the ResearchEd conference.

He added that schools were encouraging “the pickpocketing of family life” by setting youngsters futile work in order to hit targets.

Under the new regime of England’s inspectorate, Ofsted, progress will be shown through schoolbooks and homework, he said.

Writing in the Times Educational Supplement, Mr Bennett, who teaches at a school in Essex, argued this would encourage teachers to set more after-school tasks.
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Describing many homework tasks as “so much wasted on so little”, he cited real examples including ‘Design your own ideal bedroom’ and ‘Imagine how Jesus felt on the cross and draw it’.

 

He wrote: “I have no problem with setting challenging homework but I do disagree with the pickpocketing of family life to serve the requirements of a school’s homework timetable.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 2, 2015 7:08 PM

Virtually all homework is pointless, unless it somehow advances student learning in meaningful ways.

 

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Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework

Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
And other insights from a ground- breaking study of how parents impact children’s academic achievement

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 16, 2014 12:03 PM

It depends on what we think helping is. Doing the homework and providing many of the solutions is not help. Asking questions and providing support in directing a child in their learning can be helpful.

 

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Why It's Time To Rethink (And Question) Homework

Why It's Time To Rethink (And Question) Homework | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
The concept of homework as we have known it in the past is changing rapidly, since it often distorts the overall picture of learning. Flipped classrooms, the ability to use the same technology and tools both in and out of the classroom, and personalized learning are making ripples in the education world. And while most …

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, June 23, 2014 7:42 PM

Homework vs home vs work, underlined by learnIng. Homework was originally designed  as an extension of a lesson to reinforce  what was taught.

 

What if now students are becoming more self directed and self motivated?  Fast and easily assessible content disrupts the "teacher-dependent student" paradigm, allowing (and motivating) the  student to self learn and group learn (student-student) rather beyond the formal homework. 

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Homework's Emotional Toll on Students and Families

Homework's Emotional Toll on Students and Families | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Homework dominates the evening for many families, even those with young children. All that time hitting the books (and arguing about hitting the books) takes an emotional toll on parents and students.

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How to Create Effective Homework

How to Create Effective Homework | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Strategies on how to make time spent on homework as effective and helpful as possible.

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Siempre tengo deberes | España

Siempre tengo deberes | España | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Los padres de la escuela pública quieren trasladar al Congreso y al debate político su protesta contra las tareas escolares

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

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If You Want to Prepare Students for College, Stop With the Homework

If You Want to Prepare Students for College, Stop With the Homework | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
If you want to prepare students for college, stop with the homework. This might seem like a provocative opening sentence to some, but please read to the end to see what I mean. With growing interest around “no homework” policies in schools, there is a persistent debate about the subject. Some point to early studies showing a correlation between homework and performance in school. Notice that these are correlation studies, but they don’t necessarily indicate causation. In other words, there is not certainly that doing homework is actually what resulted in the increased academic performance. Others argue that homework is an important part of preparing students for the next level, especially college. Opponents often contend that there is more to life than school, and homework unnecessarily extends school well into the evening hours, leaving less and less room for family, other hobbies, down time, free play, self-directed learning, and much more.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 14, 2017 2:41 PM
Homework that does not mean anything besides completing worksheets is useless. I was careful what I assigned. Students had to be able to do it and it had to add to their learning.
Jillian Schaibly's curator insight, July 25, 2017 9:32 PM
This article debates if homework helps prepare students or not. I find it interesting how they discussed the issues based on what goes on in the classroom and how homework should be given. As an administrator you should be aware of what the teachers are doing in their classes and what their homework policies are.
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Doing Your Own Assignments First

Doing Your Own Assignments First | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
An assignment is not just an instrument to measure learning, but also a way to engender it.

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Part of rethinking learning means rethinking the bits and pieces of the learning process–teaching strategies, writing pieces, etc.

Which is what makes the following chart from Kathleen Cushman’s Fires in the Mind compelling. Rather than simply a list of alternatives to homework, it instead contextualizes the need for work at home (or, “homework”). It does this by taking typical classroom situations–the introduction of new material, demonstrating a procedure, etc.), and offering alternatives to traditional homework assignments.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, April 28, 2016 7:53 PM

This presents what I think are very thoughtful and interesting suggestions.

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Meu aluno(a) não faz lição de casa. E agora? (Parte I - adultos)

Meu aluno(a) não faz lição de casa. E agora? (Parte I - adultos) | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Configurar o problema é fácil: Todo mundo tem pelo menos um(a) aluno(a) que não faz as tarefas de casa, muitos têm muitos. Há alunos que fazem a tarefa tão raramente que, quando fazem a gente quase cai de costas. Dentre os adultos, o motivo mais frequente é a falta de tempo por excesso de trabalho…
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10 verdades acerca de los deberes (o 10 razones para dejar de mandar deberes)

10 verdades acerca de los deberes (o 10 razones para dejar de mandar deberes) | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Descargar el artículo en .pdf A pesar de que el debate sobre los deberes ha existido desde 1900, durante las dos últimas décadas del siglo XX parecía haber un consenso mundial a favor del valor de los deberes por parte de las autoridades educativas. En cambio, padres, profesores y expertos en la materia han aumentado…

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Raúl Luna's curator insight, March 29, 2015 10:06 PM

Todas apoyadas en estudios de los que se ofrece la referencia bibliográfica

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

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margot roi's curator insight, March 26, 2015 11:33 AM

Expand the ideation process of your students.

Félix Eroles's curator insight, April 26, 2015 5:30 AM

Alternativas a los deberes en casa

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Des idées de travaux pour la classe inversée.

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Debunking Homework Myths

Debunking Homework Myths | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Check out these homework myths one teacher debunked and the strategies he used to successfully engage his students in homework.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 5, 2014 8:11 PM

As with anything the more meaningful (full of meaning) homework is, the more likely it is to engage students. I did not assign a lot of homework and students did what was asked, but I kept in mind it had to hold meaning for students.

 

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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 | Banco de Aulas | 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.

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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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Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Glenn Whitman, Director of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, suggests a scientific approach to manageable homework: students should do it without interruption, and schools shouldn't assign too much of it.
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The Tyranny of Homework: 20 Reasons Why You Sho...

The Tyranny of Homework: 20 Reasons Why You Sho... | Banco de Aulas | Scoop.it
Many students agree that homework over the holidays really is a form of cruel and unusual punishment.
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