Much like what Pope Francis said in , “Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you.After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children,” and this saving up is accompanied by teaching children right.Not because it is not worth writing about, but because I do not really give it.
I have written extensively about my decision to limit homework; some of the many reasons include the research that tells us how little benefit homework has for kids, how much it drives stress, the research on how much teachers versus students speak, but most importantly; my students telling me how they really feel about our homework practices.
I realized that the kids who needed the extra practice, needed further teaching, not more work.
The continuous learning of children outside school is important for them to have discipline and to learn to be responsible. On one side, there are negative effects of taking home school-related work, especially if it takes time away from the children that need to rest, help in household chores, or rob them of their play time.
On the other side, homework helps sharpen the learning process of children.
We understand that many students will periodically need extra time and support to achieve mastery.
Students who don’t pass the in-class quizzes after two attempts are considered “in progress,” and will need to review a recording of relevant parts of the lecture outside of class.
That the kids who did the homework diligently didn’t really need to do it.
That some things that were not meant to take a long time did.
Brothers and sisters, what are your children doing after school? In the past week, two members of Congress presented their respective measures seeking to ban homework.
Or are their hours spent on finishing homework, even if, according to Save the Children Philippines, they are at school from five to eight hours every day?