Homework is Boring

Tweet This is not going to be a post about how I am against homework.  (Although, I do have mixed feelings about it.) This is not a post about how we need to make homework more meaningful for our students.  (Although it may get there eventually.) It’s about the societal attitude in this country (and […]

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Homework's Audience and Purpose

Tweet It’s a necessary writing strategy: know your audience and purpose.  Well, in my latest educontemplation about homework, I’ve been thinking more and more about audience and purpose when it comes to homework. Purpose – Purpose is what drives a writer.  Are you entertaining, informing, persuading or expressing an idea?  (Your basic 4th grade lesson […]

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Revising Homework

Tweet Over the last few, well, years, I have been really contemplating homework: Why do we give it?  What good is it doing?  What level of quality are we getting back?  Who is taking it seriously? In short, I have come to this sad realization that homework seems to be a more of a hassle […]

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