Homework Policy

Is it Homework or Busy Work?

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It’s The Age Old Debate Depending on which camp you belong to, you are either starting to get fired up about students needing practice at home, OR you are thinking “down with homework!” To be honest, I see the merit of both arguments and there is a lot of research out there that supports practice […]

Will You Assign Math Homework?

“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice.” – Ray Bradbury Many studies report that there is little gain from homework, yet I’m not ready to give up on math homework altogether as I […]

The Great Homework Debate


Should kids in elementary school have a homework packet to complete over winter “vacation”? Should children in kindergarten, first, and second grade even have homework? A homework packet that was “gifted” to every student over winter break in an elementary school in my community set off a firestorm of controversy as parents took sides in […]

Homework: Yes, No, Maybe So?

I read an interesting article recently about parents threatening to leave their school when it stopped giving homework. Take a look at what happened. The school principal and teachers were concerned too many children were missing recess (which is scant to begin with) because homework wasn’t done, which initiated the chain of events. Obviously recess […]