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Students who did more hours of homework experienced greater behavioral engagement in
school but also more academic stress, physical health problems, and lack of balance in their lives.
This Is Helpful Because it tells that excessive homework can lead to health problems, which should not happen by doing something as dumb as HW
the link between homework and achievement has been
inconsistent, and findings have depended, in part, upon study design and analytical techniques
This Is Helpful Because it shows that there is no current research that can be 100% concrete on the academic effects of homework
Homework and schoolwork have been described by students as a primary source of stress and
This Is Helpful Because it is giving the point of view of students, and it is their homework
This research found that 9 in 10 students (89%)
report feeling stressed about doing homework
This Is Helpful Because it is a good research statistic
homework loads can reduce the time students have for family
activities, social life, cultural or religious enrichment, and leisure pursuits
This Is Helpful Because it says that beside health problems, there is less time for other things that have greater benifits
Last, studies on homework often lack exploration or discussion of social class, yet Kralovec
and Buell (2000) argue that homework does not affect all students equally. Rather, they state,
the practice of homework "appears to further disadvantage the already disadvantaged" (Kralovec
& Buell, 2000, p. 70) and acts as a sorting mechanism to magnify inherent class differences.
This Is Helpful Because it shows that there is research AGAINST homework altogether, because it put those having trouble further behind.
On average, students reported spending 3.11 hr (SD = 1.46) per night on homework
ON AVERAGE 3 HOURS IS TOO MUCH
Nightly Homework Hours, by Grade and Gender
9th 2.75 1.26 3.11 1.25
10th 2.91 1.42 3.43 1.37
11th 3.03 1.48 3.66 1.44
12th 2.49 1.47 3.35 1.67
Table of Homework Averages by grade
students told me their homework should serve the same function, targeting
areas of weakness and pushing
them to reach a new place just within
their capability. But when students and
I applied their criteria for deliberate
practice to homework assignments,
homework typically fell short
This Is Helpful Because it shows that students don't believe that the homework being given is actually beneficial.
Yet students reported
that they could do much of their
homework without thinking, repeating
things by rote without knowing what
they meant. Good practice leads
to new skills, but kids said
that when they finished
their homework, they
seldom applied any of the
This Is Helpful Because it shows that students could do homework without doing work, thereby rendering it useless busywork.
[a student] need help with atomic radius in chemistry,
and another girl has a problem with
some other topic. But the teacher doesn't
know our weaknesses and what we're
good at. We all learn at different paces,
and in different ways, so [teachers should
focus] on what we need to learn and how
the homework is going to help us.
This Is Helpful Because it is talking about how homework should be done in a different way that is tailored specifically to help the person do better.
homework defeats its learning purpose.
It isn't fair to make learners worry about
getting a low grade on a task they're
attempting for the first time.
This Is Helpful Because it talks about the problems with making homework worth a grade, when homework can be challenging at first, and so failing the first time you try something shouldn't affect your grade.
Even worse, students perceived that
grading homework fosters dishonest or
cynical behavior from both teachers and
This Is Helpful Because it shows that it can effect the relationships between students and teacher as the teacher gets frustrated over something someone didn't do.
Kids recognized they needed to do
a certain amount of practice that
wasn't enjoyable, but they didn't think
they learned much when they were
exhausted from too much work. Faced
with an overload, [students]
made nightly choices about which
homework to rush through or put aside
This Is Helpful Because it is my point exactly. we need learning, but useless busy work designed to keep us occupied and overloaded is just not helpful.
When curriculum was framed in
involving ways, these students realized
that academic subjects could elicit the
kind of absorbed attention they gave to
favorite activities outside school. With
teachers' help, their practice outside
class could be deliberate—aimed at
acquiring new knowledge, applying new
skills, and creating their best work.
This Is Helpful Because it is where i plan to go at the end of this essay. i think that HW could be reinvented, in order to provide a better, more specific way to help students learn, without providing so many problems.
When deciding whether to complete
homework, many students, especially
those most at risk, don't care about a
potential zero. Faced with the choice
to complete an assignment or take a
zero, far too many students opt for the
grading hit; thus, they render assignments
"optional." In these instances,
grading homework becomes a measure
of behavior and compliance rather
than of learning. Can't you recall students
asking, "What's my grade if I
don't do the assignment?" or "Can I
just take a zero on that?"
This Is Helpful Because it shows how those students who don't care enough about HW can be affected for something that should even be worth points, and though they should just do it, they are not completely in the wrong.
Many teachers assign and grade
homework out of a pressing desire to
instill a good work ethic in learners.
What these educators look for in
homework completion is actually
effort rather than evidence of learning.
This Is Helpful Because it is talking about how teachers decide to give HW often arbitrarily, only because that's what all the teachers do, or because they didn't give enough assignments through the semester.
conclusion of an in-class lesson, Ben
suggests homework questions and
activities that reinforce the concepts
covered in class. Students are given
time in class to ask questions and start
on the suggested homework activities.
At the start of the next class, students
take a short quiz that's based on
the concept they were encouraged to
practice at home. Immediately after
Ben collects the quizzes, the class goes
over the correct solutions to that quiz;
most students can determine through
this review the extent to which they
mastered the concept. If a student
knows he or she failed to meet the
learning objective, that learner can
request a "re-quiz" before even seeing
his or her grade. The majority of these
re-quizzes are completed the next day
after specific homework questions
have been practiced
This Is Helpful Because it is showing a new, better way to do HW, that will get students to learn enough that they understand what they are learning, but without overloading them with excessive uslessness.
Penalties that are administered with
little regard for each student's individual
needs are antiquated and
unprofessional. People demand that
doctors gear solutions toward their
personal health—shouldn't educators
gear solutions toward students' personal
This Is Helpful Because they give grade and penalties to kids who do or don't do there HW, which isn't fair, because sometime if they get a low grade, it's because they didn't get the assignment, which they aren't supposed to have mastered yet anyway, so why do they get a low grade.
Undoubtedly, homework is a global phenomenon; students from all 59
countries that participated in the 2007 TIMSS reported getting homework.
Worldwide, only less than 7 percent of fourth graders said they did no
TIMSS is one of the few data sets that allow us to compare many nations on
how much homework is given (and done). And the data show extreme
This Is Helpful Because it give me a place that i can go and look to find International data on what countries give the most HW, verses who has the highest grades, which can help show if HW is useful.
In the Netherlands, nearly one out of five fourth graders reported doing no
homework on an average school night, even though Dutch fourth graders put
their country in the top 10 in terms of average math scores in 2007.
This Is Helpful Because it shows that HW isn't necessary to do well in school, because there are better ways to learn things.
Empirical studies have linked excessive homework to sleep disruption,
indicating a negative relationship between the amount of homework,
perceived stress and physical health.
This Is Helpful Because it is another source the backs the first about the health problems caused by too much HW
Researchers in China have linked homework of two or more hours per night
with sleep disruption.
This Is Helpful Because in a place that gives a LOT of HW, they have the best opportunities to see the effects of that, and sleep deprivation is not a good thing.
Perhaps, teachers can opt for a more individualized approach to homework. If
teachers are careful in selecting their assignments - weighing the student's
age, family situation and need for skill development - then homework can be
tailored in ways that improve the chance of maximum positive impact for any
This Is Helpful Because it talks about how teachers COULD make HW useful if the redid there way of thinking about it.
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