Homework hurts people

Homework hurts people

Are We Doing Too Much Homework?

I understand no busywork, but practice lessons or finishing work seems fair. Jarrett I disagree with eliminating homework altogether. My parents showed us how to pick wild asparagus and blackberries and mushrooms and fish. Many students felt forced or obligated to choose homework over developing other talents or skills. Homework is not the grade, homework is the practice to allow the learning that will be graded. Advertisement Homework haterz Whether or not homework helps, or even hurts, depends on who you ask.

It makes kids stressed-out and tired and makes them hate school more. What research there is casts big doubt on the notion that a lot of homework is a good thing — and indicates that any homework other than reading in elementary school has benefit. Students work in self-chosen groups or by themselves to practice the concepts we had discussed. So how can you know if your child is doing the right amount?

If kids are not allowed to make discoveries on their own… to learn through play… they are not learning how to be productive members of society. After decades spent trying to assess the value of homework, researchers still argue over the simplest findings. Too Much Homework Prevents Play Experts believe that play time is more than just a fun way to pass the time—it actually helps kids learn.

Play, particularly for younger kids, is vital to developing creativity, imagination, and even social skills. In their open-ended answers, many students said their homework load led to sleep deprivation and other health problems. Beginning with Kindergarten, failure should be unacceptable.

Maybe many politicians need to revisit the histories of most of the most influential members of our society. So this is the context in which this latest study was conducted.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s