Who Did the Work?

Who Does the Homework? Today my little sister Nancy turns 40, she is 14 months younger than me. Being one grade level apart the work we were asked to do in school was relatively similar. It was not uncommon for us to trade homework. I didn’t want to write...

Ditch That Homework Peeps

Join Us In Saying Ditch That Homework Homework has a low effectiveness rating for learning. It does cause a lot of stress and family fighting. Beyond the walls of our classroom, the environments are unequal. No research supports the myth that homework teaches...

Ditch That Homework is OUT! Make homework obsolete

Ditch That Homework is OUT! Make homework obsolete Guest Blog Post by Matt Miller Research can’t prove it’s a best practice. It causes family conflict and stress. Plus, it widens the gap between the haves and the have nots. Homework is a habit we’ve...

“I Assign Stupid Homework”

“I Assign Stupid Homework” One argument I frequently hear in response to the argument that homework is oftentimes of marginal academic benefit, busy work or stupid is “We should assign better homework.” Exactly which teacher thinks they are...

A Tale of 3rd Grade Homework

A Tale of 3rd Grade Homework When my son was in 3rd grade he came up to me to ask for help with his homework. He did not understand the commutative and associative property. Well, I am a math teacher so I can explain it but I wonder how many of the other parents in...