America has long had a fickle relationship with homework. A century or so ago, progressive reformers argued that it made kids unduly stressed , which later led in some cases to district-level bans on it for all grades under seventh. This anti-homework sentiment faded, though, amid mid-century fears that the U. The 21st century has so far been a homework-heavy era, with American teenagers now averaging about twice as much time spent on homework each day as their predecessors did in the s.
Homework: is it worth the hassle?
Why is Homework Important to Children, Parents, and School Teachers?
Last Updated: February 3, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Jennifer Kaifesh. Jennifer has over 15 years of experience managing and facilitating academic tutoring and standardized test prep as it relates to the college application process. She is a graduate of Northwestern University. This article has been viewed , times. Make a list of everything you need to do, and work your way through, starting with the most difficult assignments. Giving yourself breaks and other rewards will help you stay motivated along the way.
The Value of Parents Helping with Homework
When giving homework, it must always be based upon learning goals your students have to reach, just like in your lessons. Consider goals like attitudes, real life experiences and practice, physical exercise, social encounters, creative solutions and philanthropy as important as your lesson goals. These are things they pick up in life.
Last Updated: March 28, References. This article was co-authored by Emily Listmann, MA. Emily Listmann is a private tutor in San Carlos, California. There are 11 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed , times.