No More Mindless Homework

Author: Kathy Collins
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325092812
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" Kathy Collins and Janine Bempechat take on the stormy topic of homework by re-focusing the conversation from "to assign or not to assign" to how we can design engaging homework that harnesses children's interests and fosters their ...

Homework Done Right

Author: Janet Alleman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412976537
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Jan's Follow-up to Ben's Story Ben, not atypical of many almost-tenured teachers,
thought he was doing everything he ... The majority of students were contributing
to class discussions, and homework was no longer mindless dittoes. ... They didn'
t always come easily or naturally, but they resulted in tremendous payoffs.

The Homework Myth

Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738211346
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... “Just as 'tougher' courses often simply meant more to cover,” so “'more
homework' usually meant more mindless busy work. ... In particular, it's important
that we not assume all is well just because kids are getting what we (or even they
) decide is a ... It's revealing to listen to teachers and researchers talk about the
benefits of “shorter but more frequent assignments. ... All of which may be true,
but none of which tells us whether there is any educational value to these
assignments.

Will Allen And The Hideous Shroud

Author: Jason Edwards
Publisher: Jason Edwards
ISBN: 0978951247
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I didn't want to think about anything at all, but I had no TV to distract me, so I set
about doing the most mindless activity possible – my homework. I was staring
blankly at the English assignment that I had loaded onto my computer when my
father walked in. He tried to be all ... Apparently, that was not a good enough
answer.

Validate Me How My Mom S Hoarding Kind Of Messed Me Up

Author: Melissa Patton
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304957748
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Most of our phone conversations were silent. He would call me (for a while it was
daily), we would exchange greetings and formalities, and then no one would talk
for 30 ... While I am certain he was just sitting there reading magazines or playing
video games or something, and could not ... I would try to get some mindless
homework done during the awkward silence, but I would drop everything and
hang ...

Homework Sucks

Author: Simon Mayo
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446497062
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Equally, your screen can fill up with preposterous nonsense and mindless
distractions. And so can theirs. And the chances are their distractions are more
mindless than yours. Ridiculous as it might ... (I was concerned for her workload,
too, but when an idea takes you . ... There is a clever chapter at the end with no
answers.

Time

Author: Briton Hadden
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Besides helping students build their homework appetite over time, the policy
aims to persuade the academically more ... treat. homework. as. an. opportunity,.
not. a. threat. TIME, JANUARY 25, 1999 thing to ask of many American parents. ...
But American parents should worry less about the precise number of minutes
their students devote to homework and more about ... standards is a complex one
, and cramming for a national test could mean more mindless at-home drudgery
for kids.

Democracy S Midwife

Author: Jack Crittenden
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739103296
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Not only can we learn the terms and vocabulary of the disciplines because they
are, or can be, expressed in English, but we ... We use new vocabulary and
concepts, but we still think in English.12 To teach critical thinking, since there is
no ... Mortimer Adler points out that the logic courses required of freshmen at
most colleges at the turn of the century were ... into fairly mindless homework [or
in- class) assignments and objective tests with correct and incorrect answers" (
1988, 155).

This Is How It Ends

Author: Jen Nadol
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481402129
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But of course there was more. Trip called me around five ... “Not that,” Trip said. “I
like the voices in my ... And I'd already finished all my mindless homework. I
gazed at the textbook ... And no one else would take them. Not that I could have
let ...

Teach Like Your Hair S On Fire

Author: Rafe Esquith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101201916
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Eventually we want our children to behave well not because they fear
punishment but because they believe it is right. ... admit that they have spent most
of their lives at Level I. Of course, some have moved on, yet all of the children
admit that “not getting in trouble” ... How many of us really finished homework
assignments (particularly the mindless ones) because it was the right thing to do?
... It worked superficially, but the children had learned nothing except to fear my
anger and power.