Teaching Opinion Why We Should Give Students a Homework Break Over the Holidays
Giving students time to recharge over holiday breaks is important, writes teacher Christina Torres. Here are her ideas for creative things you can do to keep students engaged in learning without assigning homework.
Teaching Opinion 'Should Grades Be Based on Classwork?' And Other Questions We Should Stop Asking
Many of education's most common questions skip a logical step or two, warns Alfie Kohn.
Student Well-Being Breaking the Link Between Parents' Math Anxiety and Students' Progress
Out-of-school family time around math may help children succeed even when their parents dread the subject, according to a new study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
Teaching What's the Right Amount of Homework? Many Students Get Too Little, Brief Argues
A new article from Education Next asserts that students from low-income families may not be getting enough homework.
Teaching Some Chicago-Area Elementary School Teachers Turn to 'Un-Homework'
Through this program, students can choose whether or not to complete family-oriented weekly assignments.
Teaching Texas Teacher's 'No Homework' Rule Strikes a Chord With Parents
A simple letter home to parents explaining a Texas 2nd grade teacher's no-homework policy has gone viral and is leading to more discussion about what's appropriate for elementary school students.
Teaching Screens vs. Print: Does Digital Reading Change How Students Get the Big Picture?
Can it really make a difference whether that class assignment is on a screen or printed out? Yes, finds new research.
Student Well-Being Teachers, Bring This Study to Your Next Parent Conference on Homework
Parents may not recognize the line between helping kids with homework and hovering.
Teaching Opinion My Dinner With Alfie
This was not an optimistic conversation. I don't have a list of all the things we touched on in my dinner with Alfie Kohn--from data mining to innovative curriculum to building better teachers--but there was little about which we disagreed. This is not a golden age for public education--or for the public's valuing of education (two different, but interwoven, things). We talked as two professionals--a veteran practitioner and an education thinker--deeply concerned, deeply worried about the direction that America has embraced, in an effort to improve our education system.
Teaching A Homework Study Makes Waves, But Researchers Question Findings
A voluntary survey finds that younger grades have more homework than recommended while older grades don't have enough, but the study has come under major scrutiny.