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To Homework, or Not to Homework: That is the Question

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An ongoing debate rages among many educators over whether or not homework is truly necessary in today's classrooms. In this webinar, Pernille Ripp discusses her own journey away from homework and the ups and downs of helping parents understand, as well as how to still promote time-management, responsibility, and practice. This webinar is meant primarily for elementary and middle-school teachers who want to move away from homework or who are curious about the journey, as well as for parents who would like to support their student in their quest to be homework free. Forms will be shared to help students prepare for conferences, and various modifications to their format will be discussed. While geared mainly towards elementary and middle-school teachers, other educators may find value in the discussion as well.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: General
Last aired on: Friday, August 2, 2013 @ 11:00 AM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Classroom Management, Learning Theories & Strategies
Tags: homework debate, student responsibility

Reviews (61)

Very informational. I have been struggling with assigning work this year. This webinar really gave me some things to think about with regard to homework.
nice work
Food for thought! I think it's always worth really thinking through the "why" of any practice, including assigning homework.
Nice work
Basic Member
The information was good, but the quality of the recording was disappointing. The microphone was too close to her mouth or something - lot's of breathy words and air pops.
Informative about the homewprk
Full Member
Thank you!
Basic Member
As a band director, practicing is their main homework. As a general music portion of my teaching, I needed to find different ideas of eliminating the homework. I was being overloaded between the class sizes and contents.
I already place a lot of importance on board work in 6th grade math and pre-algebra. I am going to try to eliminate even more of the homework. If I can see them working on the problem, I can catch where they are making the mistakes. Great job.
Very interesting perspective, thank you.
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