Homework is a simple term common among schools and it is quite debatable on purpose and learning goals. So, why don’t we rethink on it and find a new purpose of it. When this was taken to discuss in a group got flashes with so many points from educationalists, parents, mentors and faculty. Just with the thought to use it to reprogram the consciousness left in minds and gain more purpose out of it to learn faster and become abundantly well versed in the subject.
Go on and complete reading this article which shows a good way that integrates rethinking about the concept effortlessly.
The general thought over the homework are to establish better learning and understand the concept better. These home assignments are responsible for better learning. But, the scenario is hard to accept as it is seen lack of tolerance and enforcing homework on the child becomes intolerant. Would it not be a debatable one? As told already think it in a different perspective which would create a new blanket over encouraging homework in schools.
It turns to surprise when told that it also teaches the various concepts of obedience, meeting goals, managing deadlines, presentation skills and much more. Would you not agree over these being the best life skills which needs to be incorporated in the early education? What do you think will be the best in focus and practice such great skills. Let us take it on trial that how hard and harsh will be the situation when the student is fired over in-completion or the missing to meet the deadline. This becomes a habit and leads to the immense frustration. Think more intricate it also disturbs the skills of the child and it becomes a consequence for the lacking brain performance with fading results.
There were many who would think or wish to say, “I can’t think of such hard stuffs and consequences related to homework handling”. Right! What I would say is at least use them for the inclining performance of the child in an effective management and life skills to perform responsibility regularly rather occasionally and the best felt way to incorporate this skill is to encourage homework and assessments for schoolers and early childhood.
Homework and Assignments are required…
As the supported inclination to the overall grooming of the child as a responsibility holder will agree over encouraging homework in schools and the child needs to face the tolerance over handling it to the best of the ability over the real world expectations managing with the knowledge and the skills.
What more? The doubts flashes…
- Should the student be taught over the responsibility in taking up homework?
- If the main focus over the soft skills then why not focus more on the responsibility level of assignments?
- Should the homework be assigned to the selective or all students?
- Will the need be to determine the deadline for all works assigned?
- How about providing grace period?
- Should the assessments submitted be compared and ranked?
This is quite a many to go… wish to emphasize more on the actual purpose of the homework which is basically to deepen the learning concepts, understanding and rehearsing over the materials studies and boarding the concepts for better understanding. The authenticity of the homework is posted for better learning and securing good academic performance. So, again this does not ignore the other skills which was discussed and ultimately they also stand to the goals of the schools in the approach of assignment.
Grace time flexibility
So, has been questioned about the grace time which is quiet acceptable as in the real world too we come across many flexibility, second change and the real grace period, so why not give it to the students to experience the last chance for the penalty and drop points.
Schools don’t have to struggle over this concept and here is few strategies which will bring in more delivery of the benefits of homework.
Understanding before declaring
This is the prime thing which helps in bringing better results. You may be required to understand the student mind set and the order of learning and you would have to encourage few of the many who are not keen over the homework.
Focus on Relationships
Get to know your students and have them get to know you. You may discover that some students learn best with a week’s notice in order to balance their lives with lengthy projects. Or, you may learn that homework assignments need to be differentiated depending on the needs of your students. Once students discover you care about them and know them as individuals, they will do their best to complete assignments in a timely manner.
Get the students to choose the assignments
This will definitely help to increase the ratio of the interested students and mostly the homework would be completed successfully as it is been discussed with them and hence the best efforts would be involved.
Talk, Guide and offer support
Massive results can be expected when the students are involved in the discussion about how the homework can be taken forward. There may be some reluctant or the passive student who fear over the helplessness, identify them and give them the complete guidance, reference material and accessibility to the reference materials.
Few among you may still be unconvinced over this concept so put it on a trial basis, reinforce concept, respond promptly to the inquiry, make an agreement with the student if necessary,
I am now sure you would come in the bracket of agreeing to certain extend about the benefits and bring to operation with the positive attitude.