Homework, Is It Really Effective?
by Emule on October 28, 2016 - 6:57pm
“Increasing the Effectiveness of Homework for All Learners in the Inclusive Classroom” is an article written in 2013 about different methods that teachers can use to increase how well homework actually helps the pupil. Doing things such as giving the student a choice in his/her homework and maintaining that homework at a moderate difficulty level keeps students somewhere between bored and frustrated. This provides a happy student and also good test grades. As well as homework, the teacher should also provide in class teaching. Meaning, the homework should be handed out and explained thoroughly at the beginning of class so any questions can be answered. Teachers should also work together closely when giving out assignments so that one student isn’t overwhelmed between all of his/her classes. Teachers must also encourage students to set goals and strive to achieve them. The more teachers and students do these things, the more homework effectiveness increases (Schrat Carr, N., 2013).
Various research experiments were used in the article to prove the research above is valid. I chose this article, because I believe growing up and having so much homework to do every night where you barely get to sit down with your family is absurd. I think that doing the things list above with help create not only just effective homework but also an effective student. It also allows the child more moral support by allowing him/her time with her family more, not just holed up in a room without anybody. When I was in grade school I remember always being in my room being forced to do homework that never really helped me learn anything anyways. I always would end up going to the teacher the next day begging for help with my 6/10 blank questions. What is the point of homework if the work is so hard you just stare at it for 2 hours trying to figure it out and getting nowhere? Teachers need to realize that sometimes their methods do not work with the material that they are trying to teach and maybe there is a more efficient way to teach it that might take less time as well.
Schrat Carr, N. (n.d.). Increasing the Effectiveness of Homework for All Learners in the Inclusive Classroom. Retrieved September 30, 2016, from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1004337.pdf