There are so many things in education that we do simply because they’ve always been done…and done a certain way. Take the school calendar. We follow an antiquated model that was crafted to serve our agrarian society in the late 19th Century. But most are accustomed to the typical school calendar regardless of whether it makes sense educationally. The same could be said of homework. Teachers, parents, and administrators must reevaluate the entire homework paradigm. Students are also a crucial voice! It’s time to evolve! Connie Hamilton and Starr Sackstein are here to help. On today’s episode, they’ll talk about their new book “Hacking Homework”.
Educators need to rethink homework.
Solicit input from parents, administrators, and students in your quest to make homework impactful and relevant.
What you can do tomorrow:
- Evaluate tomorrow’s assignment
- Solicit information from students
- Solicit information from parents
Out of class assignments can be a powerful learning tool. Let’s evolve them for a new century!