No More Mindless Homework

Author: Kathy Collins
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325092812
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" 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 ...

The Homework Myth

Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738211346
Size: 62.57 MB
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... busywork, of course, but that's exactly what students tend to get when there's a
commitment to assign a large amount of homework on a regular basis—
regardless of whether that commitment originates with the teacher or with the
movement to “raise standards” that's imposed on teachers (and students). As the
renowned high school reformer Ted Sizer sees it, “Just as 'tougher' courses often
simply meant more to cover,” so “'more homework' usually meant more mindless
busy work.

Variability In Human Performance

Author: Thomas J. Smith
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466579722
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Contrary to President Hollande's assumption, it is likely that the people most
hostile to homework are affluent parents who want their children to spend their
afterschool time engaged in more enriching extracurricular activities. Less
affluent parents are likely to prefer more homework as a way of keeping their kids
off the streets. • Opponents of homework argue (the reasons vary) that homework
is mindless, unrelated to academic achievement, negatively related to academic
achievement ...

Horace S School

Author: Theodore R. Sizer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547527446
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However, their criticism, even when offered lovingly, is often greeted
paradoxically: responsible people agree with it, but also agree to do little to
address the failings. The analysis is met with ... First, it did not spawn a fresh and
ambitious research effort, an inquiry into why American young people appeared
to fall behind their international peers in academic performance. The assumption,
usually tacit, ... "More homework" usually meant more mindless busy work. A
longer school year or ...

Blood And Guts In High School

Author: Kathy Acker
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802131935
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Lousy Mindless Salesgirl: I'm not in love with handing out cookies and taking
money four hours a day. It's OK. Wispy Blonde Hippy Girl: If you took more of an
interest in the bakery, went inside to see how the cookies are made, talked to the
customers more, maybe you'd like this job better. Lousy Mindless Salesgirl: When
I'm here, I'm being paid to take care of the customers, and otherwise I don't have
any time. I have to do my homework. Wispy Blonde Hippy Girl: Oh, I see. You
have ...

This Is How It Ends

Author: Jen Nadol
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481402129
Size: 57.98 MB
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But of course there was more. Trip called me around five thirty. I was in my room
doing homework, and he'd just finished practice. I could hear him breathing hard,
imagined him crossing the lot to his car. “I've been hearing things,” he said. “
Maybe you should see a doctor.” “Not that,” Trip said. “I like the voices in my head
. This stuff is about Nat's dad. And that night.” “What kind of stuff?” “I'll tell you
when I get there.” Great. Like I could concentrate on physics now. And I'd already
finished ...

Homework For Grown Ups

Author: E. Foley
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767932400
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The study of the Classics transports us to the cradle ot our own civilization —
politics, philosophy, literature, law, architecture, drama, science, art, mathematics,
and medicine, would not be what they are today without the influences of ancient
Greece and Rome. We have ... Cast aside those memories of mindless
recitations of amo, amas, amat and struggles with the ablative absolute: in this
chapter we unveil these grammatical mysteries but you will also discover the
beauty of CLASSICS.

Giftedness 101

Author: Linda Kreger Silverman, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107982
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In the last 70 years, not much has changed in the education of highly,
exceptionally, and profoundly gifted children. “Consistently robbed of
opportunities to learn through real struggle,” highly gifted students “are among
those who are least likely to receive an appropriate education” (Kane & Fiedler,
2011, p. 73). The most able are rarely recognized or served. These children often
find it impossible to cope with drill, repetition, Mad Minutes, endless waiting,
mindless homework forcing ...

Your Child Can Succeed In School

Author: Dorothy Rubin
Publisher: Judy/Instructo
ISBN: 9780768202816
Size: 28.69 MB
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The anxious parent was worried because her son was a bright student, but he
was very meticulous; consequently, it took him a long time to finish his work. ...
However, for 13-year-olds there was no difference in effect, and for nine-year-
olds more than 2 hours of homework seemed to have a negative effect on their
reading proficiency. ... In first grade, assigned homework should not require more
than 15 or 20 minutes a day and it should be child-oriented rather than parent-