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8 strategies for reducing your reliance on homework

8 strategies for reducing your reliance on homework | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
What can we do to cut back on our reliance on homework, possibly ditching it completely? Here are eight building blocks to success.
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Lots of (creative and constructive) ideas on how you can reduce homework and improve student learning..

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A Little Help With Your Homework

A Little Help With Your Homework | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
How to guide your students to self-differentiate their homework—without creating more work for yourself.
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Sometimes we need a little help with simplifying homework-for our students and ourselves!

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Is Homework Worthwhile?

Is Homework Worthwhile? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

uIf you’re confused about homework, you’re forgiven. In a single day, you might hear a story about how U.S. education lacks rigor and another about how students are overburdened and stressed.

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Hmmm..interesting discussion. Homework may not be very helpful for elementary students, but may be more effective for older students.

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Save Teacher Weekends: 7 Ways to Spend Less Time Grading Essays

Save Teacher Weekends: 7 Ways to Spend Less Time Grading Essays | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
You don’t have to give your entire life over to grading.
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You can apply these tips to any grading-not just essays: use a rubric, focus on key skills (not every error) and have students grade each other (peer review).

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Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced

Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced | Education and Tech Tools | 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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Homework sounds good for high school/college students, okish for  middle school students and not that good for elementary students...

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Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, August 1, 2015 8:49 AM

Homework sounds good for high school/college students, okish for  middle school students and not that good for elementary students...

Duan van der Westhuizen's curator insight, August 8, 2015 6:30 AM

Homework sounds good for high school/college students, okish for  middle school students and not that good for elementary students...

Kenneth Baloyi's curator insight, September 10, 2015 3:09 PM

I fully agree.

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Debunking Homework Myths

Debunking Homework Myths | Education and Tech Tools | 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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This really hits home-endless mountains of homework can't be good for teachers or students. Wish I had figured this out a long time ago..love the alternative homework suggestions in this article!

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