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Stanford research shows pitfalls of homework - Stanford News

Stanford research shows pitfalls of homework - Stanford News | Homework Tiago Fatima Gabriel Alejandro | Scoop.it
A Stanford researcher found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance and even alienation from society.
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This article is based on a Stanford university report on why homework should be removed and why it is bad for students (Kids). This article is one of the most reliable ones in our collection because it comes  from Stanford university   in California.

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Ditch the Homework

Ditch the Homework | Homework Tiago Fatima Gabriel Alejandro | Scoop.it
Photo Credit: 4-6 via Compfight cc In general, I am anti-homework. After teaching math for 14 years I observed that the kids who needed to do the homework didn't and those who didn't need it did. I...

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It give a lot of reasons to "ditch the home work"  and it  evidence from teachers of schools. And it has some star statements.

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Esther Kang's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:20 PM

I was able to completely relate to this article.  The writer, a math teacher, talked about how her 14 years of teaching has taught her that homework is really not serving its real purpose.  It is true that students who do not need the practice with homework are the ones doing them and those who actually need it are not doing them.  
This article suggests that if you were to send homework, then you should also send an instruction for parents with the lesson goals for the next week and sources they can use to help their children out.   

Heather Wehrle's curator insight, December 11, 2013 12:42 PM

I agree with a lot of the points made in the article.  In my own experience, I often flew through my homework for the sake of getting it done and had no need to do it in the first place.  It was simply busy work that prevented my from enjoying time with my friends and family at night.  I also understand the challenges that come with teaching in high-poverty areas.  Many of the parents of my current students are immigrants from Central America that never received an education themselves.  They cannot help their children with their homework either because they cannot read it or do not understand how to do it themselves.  

 

This raises the argument once again: should we have homework at all?  What is the real purpose of homework?  I think that instead of sending home worksheets every night just for the sake of having homework, we should rethink what homework should be helping students to do.  While I am unsure that writing off homework all together is practical in every classroom, I definitely think that there is too much meaningless homework being given.  Instead, home should be a place where students apply what they have learned and extend their thinking.  Optional practice assignments, as mentioned in the article, are a good way to ensure that all of your students are given the opportunity to try practice problems if they would like to but does not force it upon students who do not need the busy work.

Isa Sanchez's curator insight, May 15, 2014 10:43 AM

I chose this article because it's easy to read and fluent to understand. It also gives a personal experience and gives recommendations to the problems.  Additionally, it gave a parent guide.  Lastly, this article gives lots of ideas on what to do in this cases.  

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Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain | Homework Tiago Fatima Gabriel Alejandro | 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.

 

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

 


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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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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 11, 2014 7:35 PM

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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.

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Despite Stress, Study Shows Benefits of Homework

Despite Stress, Study Shows Benefits of Homework | Homework Tiago Fatima Gabriel Alejandro | Scoop.it
Sophomore Remsha Naz sits at a desk in her bedroom. Crumpled papers, a laptop opened to Google, a dead calculator and pencils worn to a nub are splayed out all around her. She tries to find the answers, but they do not come to her.

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This article consists of surveys from regular every day people and how hard it can be for them. it also has quotes and  proves the reasons. This article also gives many reasons of the side that they approve of.

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The Great Homework Debate

The Great Homework Debate | Homework Tiago Fatima Gabriel Alejandro | Scoop.it
Your child will learn more if he's enjoying himself...

 

What About the Studies?

A recent survey shows that formal daily home study with parents does result in significantly higher school performance. Of course, a recent

big study, touted in Newsweek, showed the opposite, at least among elementary-school students. Studies are analogous to standardized tests: They measure one set of criteria, but what about all they leave out?


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This article meets the requirements of a good article. This article has common sense because it uses real life examples.This article also has  good grammar in it. This article focuses on why homework should be removed using a debate format for the explanation.

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Rachel Csm's curator insight, February 14, 2014 8:55 AM

Will a student enjoy when he or she do her homework? Most students will say no. When the student is given a homework to do, they usually will not learn a lot as they would be thinking of playing outside with their friends or some other things that distracts the mindset. Thus schools should abolish homework.

David Mireles's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:18 AM

This article is neutral, has statistics (and is supposed to go beyond what they tell) and has various points of view, witch correct grammar and spelling.

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Do the benefits of homework outweigh the downfalls

Hulstrom Options K-8 School for Advance Academics and Gifted Education Northglenn, CO

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This video explains how homework is bad it also gives examples of how homework amounts have increased. It also explains about how kids hate homework. 

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Manar Dajani's curator insight, December 7, 2013 11:26 PM

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I recently started understanding and relating to the harm that homework has when I was completely for it before. I realized that I was only for it before because that is when I actually learned the material since the teachers wouldn't teach in class, they would just tell us to do it at home and most of my time in school was wasted because I knew that I would actually only be doing the real learning at home. If schools focused on more about WHAT they teach and HOW they teach then kids will have time to be kids again!

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Why Homework is Good for Kids

Why Homework is Good for Kids | Homework Tiago Fatima Gabriel Alejandro | Scoop.it
When do students have time to read a book other than when it is assigned as homework? There is no time in school to read a book.

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This article is great for reports because it has great reasons of why homework is good. It also has a related source to some schools about their homework. The lady who wrote the gives a bit of self connection in here. She also uses statistics.

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David Mireles's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:15 AM

I think this is a good article because it gives many good advantages about homework  and why to do it also it will help students that are looking to write a article of why homework is good.

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Parents Wonder: Why So Much Homework?

Parents Wonder: Why So Much Homework? | Homework Tiago Fatima Gabriel Alejandro | Scoop.it
As the movement against excessive homework continues to grow, some parents say they're drawing a line in the sand between home and school. Schools, in turn, a

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I like this article cause it gives several reason that are pretty good, and cause it has parents from kids that help the cause  and cause it has awesome star statements.

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:09 AM

Movement away from traditional homework.

David Mireles's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:06 AM

This source is very useful because it meets the standards of statistics, important peoples arguments, age appropriate and quotes. Also it provides the points of views of concern parents that want the best for their children. Also psychologist Kenneth Goldberg says that homework causes tension and stress in children now a days. So if you want to read interesting statistic that you didn't know about, or strong quotes, and a not overly emotional page, why don't you read Parents Wonder: Why so much homework?

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Two hours' homework a night linked to better school results

Two hours' homework a night linked to better school results | Homework Tiago Fatima Gabriel Alejandro | Scoop.it
Any time spent on homework shows benefits, according to study published by Department for Education...

 

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It told us that you can see the  benefits and positive changes of people the next day after 2 hours of homework

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Education: An End to Fear - Why Students Hate Homework

Traditional education focuses on assessment, giving students one chance to get their homework right. Games can provide immediate feedback and teach core prob...

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This source is useful cause it gives a reason to make homework a better opportunity to like it. And in the way it gives a why take it out and to still keep it. It also has a lot of star statements. That's what makes it a convincing video.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 9, 2014 10:02 PM

This is the first of a series of videos being produced by ExtraCredit this month that explores why games can create changes in education. This one focuses on homework and how games allow you to fail and try again...and we know that students do try again...and again...and again. The second video in this series is called How Games Can Help People (by giving instantaneous feedback amongst other things). The link to that video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzmdx7ZL8OM.

Isa Sanchez's curator insight, May 13, 2014 11:36 AM
I think this video is a good resource because first it starts talking about homework cons, but then it starts giving solutions and ideas about overcoming the fear of doing homework.  Also it isn't long and it is not boring so people that see it will learn in a fun way.  Last but not least it will give you a lot of ideas and examples you can put in your persuasive essay.  
David Mireles's curator insight, May 15, 2014 8:28 AM

This video meets the standards set, it has apropiate language, it válida moverlo emocional words, it has proper grammar and spelling.