Homework Is Not Necessary For Students Education

  • It Is Very Necessary

    Homework is very necessary. It is a good tool used in school that improves students' understanding of what they learned in class. Homework is practice and practice makes perfect. Homework allows students to do work on their own without in class guidance and figure things out. This helps them learn better.

  • Homework is very necessary.

    Homework is important. It practices our skills we learned in school. Now I agree that teachers shouldn't be that hard on homework but homework is very important. Without homework there is no use to go to school. You are not going over the concept you learn. Education is important to the world. Remember practice makes perfect.

  • Homework is important !!!!!!!

    Homework improve our thinking and memory . They help us develop positive study skills and habits that will serve us well throughout life . They encourages us to use time wisely and working indepently . They teaches us to take responsibility in our work and allow us to review and practice what has been covered in class . Although homework is very important , I think homework should not be given too much . And the end of the " story " , homework is still important and great !!!!!!!!!!💎👑🌟😊👍

  • Homework is great

    Homework. Many people only just need to look or hear the word to shut their brain off, but they do not realise how important it is. Homework teaches us responsibility, time management and organisation skills and it helps us recognise our own diverse talents. It also helps teachers understand what level their students are on.

  • It improves your child's thinking and memory

    Homework helps your child learn to use resources, such as libraries, reference materials, and computer Web sites to find information.
    It encourages your child to explores subjects more fully than classroom time permits.
    It allows your child to extend learning by applying skills to new situations.
    It helps your child integrate learning by applying many different skills to a single task, such as book reports or science projects.
    Homework helps parents learn more about what your child is learning in school.
    It allows parents to communicate about what he or she is learning.
    It encourages parents to spark your child’s enthusiasm.

  • Just do you homework... It isn't that hard!

    I looked at most of you comments that disagree and I have some of them and I answered, either how to prevent them or a way to fix it. The fist on is someone said you stay up late to finish, well first of all it doesn't take most people THAT long to do their homework, and second of all you can do you homework when school finishes, so if you don't get something you still have another day (because in my school you usually have 2 days to finish you homework) to ask your teacher to help explain the problem your stuck on. A lot of you people said stress is another reason that we shouldn't do homework. Well I disagree, totally. The same thing I said for the first reason is the same reason for this! Just do it in the day your assigned it and if you don't get it, ask a teacher so you guys debating, wont get stressed! Another one of you guys said I have sports so I don't have time to do my homework. Well just do your homework in the morning and when your done... Play sports. Well that about it!

  • Homework is necessary

    Or else kids who hate studies will not touch books .Only because their teachers scold or something the complete their assignments because of these home works they atleast go through the topic... But over home work is not because it creates lot of stress for kids who are sensitive ones

  • Homework is necessary for good grades.

    In middle school I switched over from private to public school. I was used to staying up till 11:00 trying to finish that last problem or paper. The public school that I went to did not believe in homework so I thought it would be a nice break. However, my grades started dipping because of the lack of practicing the concepts that we were learning in class. Because of that I realized that a contained amount oh homework is necessary for you to really understand the concepts that are being taught.

  • The importance of homework

    Homework is very important . It improve our thinking and memory . Homework helps us develop positive study skills and habits that will serve us well throughout life . They encourages us to use time wisely and working independently . They teaches us to review and practice what has been covered in class . Although homework is important , I think homework should not be given too much .「 " Homework is practice , Practice makes perfect !!!!! " " There is no gain without hard work !!!!! "」 ^_^ *\(^o^)/*(≧∇≦)(^_−)−☆

  • Yes iT IS.

    Firstly, Schoolwork is important because it helps students to practice and recap on what have been taught in class. From my experience, during Science classes, the teacher often takes up 80% of the lesson time saying or teaching things that you may understand in class. The problem with this is that this information that you have learnt or understand in class is being lose quickly after a short period of time, this is where homework comes in. Homework helps students to explore and to gain deeper understand in details of the subject where classroom time cannot permit us to do so due to time constraint. Homework helps to recap as well as to practice the points that are taught in class so that the brain can digests. This allows the memory to be retained in brain for a longer period of time. Therefore Schoolwork is important to assist students in their learning.

  • At the start of the 2013-14 school year, the Fentress County School District in Tennessee announced that it would enforce a district-wide ban on graded homework assignments.

    Administrators explained their decision by pointing to the large majority of students who lacked at-home resources to help them with their homework. Anywhere between 65%-75% of each school’s student body qualify for free or reduced lunch programs, so it was  decided that students should not be singled out for failing to adequately complete take-home assignments.

    “We don’t want kids to be unfairly penalized for their work because they don’t have the resources or support they need at home,” explained Randy Clark, Fentress County Schools’ Curriculum and Instruction Supervisor. “Our new motto for assignments is ‘review and preview.”

    That means that homework in the district now constitutes an ungraded review or preview of current course work that’s the students’ responsibility to independently complete. Spelling words, vocabulary practice, and study guides for testing all fall under this purview.

    The Great Homework Debate
    Some educators aren’t fans of the new policy. Tammy Linder, a sixth grade teacher at Allardt Elementary School, is one of them.

    “Students have not had that daily homework practice in any subject that keeps the concepts ‘alive’ and moving in their brains, so that means that much of the practice time and teaching time and testing time had to come during the class time each day,” Linder says.

    Still, other districts across the country are taking second looks at the practice. The principal of Gaithersburg Elementary in Maryland decided to ask students to spend only 30 minutes in the evening reading. The decision was reached out of the realization that worksheets and other assignments had been assigned merely out of a sense of obligation to dole our homework to students.

    Across the country, parents, teachers, and students are also voicing their opinions in the homework debate. On the issue of the actual educational value of homework, it may seem straightforward to many educators that reviewing lessons and practicing concepts after school would correlate to a greater retention of course material, but studies suggest that the link between assigned homework and academic achievement is drastically overinflated.

    Researchers at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education found in a 2012 study that math and science homework didn’t correlate to better student grades, but it did lead to better performances on standardized tests. And when homework is assigned, the help provided by parents often mitigated any of the positive effects of the work. Critics of this type of parental involvement say it can be counterproductive because parents may assume too great  a role and/or may not fully understand the lessons being taught.

    In April, Denise Pope, a researcher at Stanford University, found that too much homework can negatively affect kids by increasing stress and sleep deprivation and generally leaving less time for family, friends, and activities. According to Pope, homework should not be simply assigned as a routine practice.

    “Rather, any homework assigned should have a purpose and benefit, and it should be designed to cultivate learning and development.”

    Video: Do Students Really Have Too Much Homework?

    No Homework the New Norm?
    “There are simply no compelling data to justify the practice of making kids work what amounts to a second shift when they get home from a full day of school,” says Alfie Kohn, an expert on child education, parenting, and human behavior, as well as the author of The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing.

    Should schools then assign less homework or at least reevaluate what they assign? No, says Kohn, school shouldn’t assign any homework. Teachers who do assign it need to have a very compelling reason for extending a student’s school day.

    “My general suggestion is to change the default: No homework should be the norm,” Kohn says, “Six hours of academics is enough—except on those occasions when teachers can show strong reason to infringe on family time and make these particular students do more of this particular schoolwork.”

    Still, homework is so ingrained in the fabric of schooling that studies revealing its minimal positive benefits have been largely shrugged off or ignored altogether. For most educators, completely cutting homework out of schools isn’t a viable alternative – at least not yet. And many, if not most, teachers are unconvinced that gutting homework from their repertoire of learning tools is the best idea anyway.

    Tammy Linder says that teachers haven’t had the amount of teaching time they usually need to enforce classroom lessons and concepts. With the heavy focus on standardized testing already in schools, losing precious out-of-school homework time drastically diminishes how long teachers can devote to thoroughly covering a given subject, as well as the depth and amount of topics they can cover in a school year.

    “I have calculated that I have averaged only two to three ‘teaching’ days per week, depending upon re-teaching for those hard to conquer standards and testing,” Linder says. “My students have not covered as much material as students in the past have because of these factors. Nightly practice of any concept keeps the brain engaged in the topic and helps the student focus.”

    Karen Spychala, a teacher in San Jose, believes homework has value, but is concerned about its potential to consume too much time outside the school day.

    “Homework has its place: to practice skills and most importantly to involve families in their child’s learning” Spychala explains. “But too much homework that takes over everyone’s lives should never happen. There should be agreed upon standard homework times per grade level.”

    Reinventing Homework
    Are there ways to deemphasize the overreliance on standard homework assignments and allow students to learn through other conducive means?

    One option is changing the paradigm of assigned homework to infuse hands-on, student-led engagement with class lessons as a way of piquing student interest in the material. And instead of simply limiting homework to the teacher/student/parent sphere, allowing students the opportunity to show off exceptional homework to a larger audience can give them a further incentive to put in their best effort.

    Angela Downing, an elementary school teacher in Newton, Massachusetts, has found great success in displaying excellent student homework on the walls inside and outside of her classroom. By doing so, homework becomes disassociated from the standard teacher-student relationship and gains a whole new level of importance that draws students into the assignment.

    “This practice sends the message to students that their work and their learning are important and valued,” Downing says. “Students take special care to do their best work when they know that the final piece will be displayed in the hall or on the classroom bulletin board.”

    But for Bonnie Stone, an elementary school teacher in Tulsa, too much homework is too much homework. She saw the impact on her own children and vowed to curtail what she assigned her students.

    “As a result of their experience, I vowed never to assign more than 30 minutes of outside reading enrichment for my students,” Stone recalls. “They work hard in class all day. After that, they need to be kids and teens. And I’ve seen no change in the achievement level of my students since I stopped assigning homework.”

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