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Bo Adams

The Forest School - 1 views

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T.J. Edwards

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let's ban elementary homework - S... - 0 views

  • For elementary-aged children, research suggests that studying in class gets superior learning results, while extra schoolwork at home is just . . . extra work
  • By the time kids reach high school, homework provides academic benefit, but only in moderation.
  • Homework supporters say homework teaches responsibility, reinforces lessons taught in school, and creates a home-school link with parents. However, involved parents can see what’s coming home in a child’s backpack and initiate sharing about school work–they don’t need to monitor their child’s progress with assigned homework.
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  • What works better than traditional homework at the elementary level is simply reading at home.
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