No Homework: A Growing Trend?
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- Homework: Why Do It?
- The Homework Debate
- Homework Tips and Information for Parents
- Five Homework Strategies for Teaching Students with Disabilities
- Steps Towards Homework Success
- Overcoming Homework Anxiety
- Designate a work area: Promote strong study habits by creating a quiet, comfortable, well-lit place to tackle homework without distractions.
- Ask open-ended questions about homework assignments: Allow your child to express displeasure or excitement about a project. Discussing an assignment focuses your child’s attention and also keeps you in touch with what the school is teaching.
- Encourage efforts to achieve: Ask your child to share his finished homework. Praise him for a job well-done. If your child expresses interest in a particular topic or assignment, encourage him to ask his teacher about opportunities for extra credit.
- Offer assistance: If your child is struggling, help out. Offer hands-on support. Having mom or dad occasionally type up a paper isn’t going to make or break a child’s academic career.
- Express high expectations: Your student will rise to the occasion when given clear, concise directives. When expectations aren’t met, try re-examining them with your child. Continue to praise your child’s efforts while encouraging future success.