The homework debate has been raging for many decades, with no end in sight.
On one hand there are the proponents of homework who swear by its benefits and efficacy, and on the other hand we have the detractors who would like schools to end the practice of giving homework to students.
So, the fact that so few educators are taught about homework really surprised me. I was hoping to find some inspiration or enthusiasm for homework. And, I do have some frame of reference, after all I was a student for many years myself. I'm guessing that most teachers already feel that their homework is meaningful.
I read many, many articles and statements about how homework exhausts kids and has little educational value. Okay, so where is the argument in favor of homework? Granted, I can honestly say that not all homework is bad. And a lot of it that in my opinion is frustrating for parents, and most importantly frustrating for students. But according to what I've read, we really don't know as teachers aren't necessarily taught about homework and what is effective and what isn't. If my kids get homework, I want it to be something that they can reasonably achieve on their own and be successful.
While parents have more often than not seen the exercise as largely a waste of time, teachers on the other end have a backing for their actions and the debate rages on.
Well, as many as the pros and cons may seem to be, there are particular ones which need an after-thought and perhaps a comprehensive evaluation as to where homework for students should be totally scrapped off or retained altogether.
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In this article, we take a dive in some of these pertinent issues and we start by looking at the pros of assignments.
Assignments prepare students for exams There is no doubt that this is arguably the main point that teachers will give regarding the school work they assign to students.