No More Mindless Homework (Not This But That)

No More Mindless Homework (Not This But That) Author Kathy Collins
ISBN-10 0325092818
ISBN-13 9780325092812
Year 2017-03-29
Pages 96
Language English
Publisher Heinemann
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While schools around the nation reconsider homework policies teachers students and parents continue to ride the wave of either too much too little too easy or too hard homework assignments In the expectation that children complete homework sometimes they are assigned mindless busy work Kathy Collins and Janine Bempechat take on the stormy topic of homework by re focusing the conversation from to assign or not to assign to how we can design engaging homework that harnesses children s interests and fosters their learning Janine and I give you a research based rationale and a more expansive view of homework that enables you to envision meaningful alternatives to worksheets packets and tasks that simply occupy children s afterschool time Kathy writes As Janine notes More than just getting it done homework can be an opportunity to foster positive beliefs about learning establish meaningful habits of mind and forge an academic identity With strategies for adding choice differentiation relevance and authentic feedback into homework assignments you ll discover how to reimagine homework in ways that promote lifelong learning habits in your students

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