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Homework

What’s the right amount of homework to assign? Learn about the research behind homework, how schools and teachers are handling it, and how you can differentiate it in a manageable way.

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  • Rethinking Homework for This Year—and Beyond

    A schoolwide effort to reduce homework has led to a renewed focus on ensuring that all work assigned really aids students’ learning.
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  • Homework: How Much Is Too Much?

    Homework has benefits, but the research is clear: there are real consequences to assigning too much.
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    What’s the Right Amount of Homework?

    Decades of research show that homework has some benefits, especially for students in middle and high school—but there are risks to assigning too much.
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  • 5 Ways to Help Students Focus on Learning Rather Than Grades

    When teachers give retakes and shift the way they talk about grades, students concentrate on the skills they’re gaining—not their scores.
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  • Due Dates and the Value of Student Ownership

    Negotiating due dates with a class can help increase students’ feelings of accountability—to their teacher and to each other.
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  • How to Help Students Develop the Skills They Need to Complete Homework

    Middle and high school students can learn to work more efficiently by using strategies that improve their executive function skills.
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  • 5 Keys to Successful Homework Assignments During Remote Learning

    While students and their families are coping with so much, teachers should be mindful to assign only homework that’s truly meaningful.
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  • The Risks of Guesstimating Homework Time

    Studies show that homework is ineffective beyond a certain amount per night.
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  • Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced

    Research suggests that while homework can be an effective learning tool, assigning too much can lower student performance and interfere with other important activities.
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  • Freeing Students—and Teachers—From Homework

    A second-grade teacher explains how she got rid of mandatory homework—and the surprising results she found when she did.
    3.3k
  • Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

    Does your school have a homework policy? How does your school ensure that teachers don't overload students with busy work?
    4.2k
  • What Would Happen If Students Assigned Their Own Math Homework?

    Instead of a set of 20 questions, use this framework to have your students create their own homework based on their needs and interests.
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  • 14 Hilarious Homework Excuses

    A little humor shared by teachers.
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  • Getting Student Input on the Burden of Homework

    Homework creates a lot of stress for high school students, so a principal searching for solutions brought them into the conversation.
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  • A Little Help With Your Homework

    How to guide your students to self-differentiate their homework—without creating more work for yourself.
    598

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