Without homework, according to homework dissenters, children have more time for exercise, hobbies, and extra-curricular activities.
Some argue that homework sets up an adversarial family dynamic; others point out the inequity of some students getting consistent parent support while other children are not in the position to receive the help.
I see all sides of the issue—I am concurrently a teacher, parent, and student—and I’ve worked at schools with varying stances. ) skirt around my personal stance here and do my best to give you some observations I’ve made over the years.
Stay with me–the point of this post is to spark creativity, not debate.
Image: Hannotte Interiors Float desks in the middle of a room that several kids can work from.
Like this study room, add a wall bookcase, baskets and additional items to keep the room well-organized.If you’re having trouble getting your kids to do homework, check out these cool study room ideas.Maybe all you need to kick-start your kid’s study habits is a change of scenery!Image: SF Organized Interiors A little creativity and some essential pieces can help you create an attractive, functional spot that both kids and adults would appreciate. Young learners and teens may come to terms with the fact that they have to do homework, but do we want them to do it because they are compelled to do it...(To be fair, there is also research that validates the idea of homework.Just a caveat.) Anti-homework advocates often communicate the need for children to have added play time and family time.I created these grids and based them around our Topics.Some of the ideas are taken from other homework grids.If you have any ideas for other wonderfully creative homework assignments, share them below!Save hours of lesson preparation time with the Entire Busy Teacher Library.