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Re-Post: Debunking Homework Myths

This article was shared with me today and I thought it was worth passing along.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/debunking-homework-myths-ben-johnson



I especially liked the questions this author asked himself about the homework he gave out...
  • Why was I assigning homework?
  • Was I doing it to increase learning or to absolve myself of the responsibility for student learning deficits (the I-taught-them-so-they-should know-it syndrome)?
  • Was assigning all that homework helping the students learn more?
  • What about the students that struggled doing the homework, or the students that simply copied the work from another student, or what about the students that never did the homework?
  • What benefit were they getting from homework?
There are also references to blended learning.

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