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How to Create Effective Homework

How to Create Effective Homework

| October 18, 2013 | 17 Comments

Strategies on how to make time spent on homework as effective and helpful as possible.

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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

| October 14, 2013 | 38 Comments

Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools. What seemed like on-the-fringe experiments, like game-based learning, have turned into real trends, and have gradually made their way into many (though certainly not most) classrooms.

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How Can We Make Homework Worthwhile?

How Can We Make Homework Worthwhile?

| September 17, 2013 | 25 Comments

The quantity of students’ homework is a lot less important than its quality. Enriching children’s classroom learning requires making homework not shorter or longer, but smarter.

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Parents Wonder: Why So Much Homework?

Parents Wonder: Why So Much Homework?

| November 16, 2012 | 69 Comments

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, are starting to rethink the role of homework and how it should be assigned. If homework serves simply as busy work — proof that kids are “learning,” then that […]

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Could the End of Homework Be on the Horizon?

Could the End of Homework Be on the Horizon?

| June 20, 2011 | 6 Comments

Parents’ directive to kids to “go do your homework” may soon be a thing of the past. School districts across the country, from New Jersey to Wyoming to California are banning homework — or at least shortening the allotted time to make it more “meaningful and manageable.” Simply put, the anti-homework camp points out the […]

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