I found out about the timing of street lights and really enjoyed math in that way. Perhaps you’d like the teacher to explain that homework and studying become important in high school so you don’t feel undermined. That they have an option to say no to anything they don’t really want to do, just because they don’t want to do it? Then there are the parents who just don’t care about spending time motivating and challenging their children during their time at home. I am against busy work homework but using more learning in daily life. My teacher training said there were at least 7 different learning styles.

I have students tell me they are not not able to do this or that because they are not in the classroom very much. I grew up with half-day school. That learning isn’t fun when it’s school? Again, most teachers would probably agree. You also need to think about the districts policy on homework. I feel the same way you do about homework. One teacher was quite concerned that she wouldn’t know how to give our daughter a grade if she didn’t do homework!

Don’t know if my message got through to her, but I hope so!

Why We Say “NO” to Homework – Heather Shumaker

I would love it so much if you linked up this post to our Sunday Parenting Party. I don’t think I am ready to ban it from the household, as she is enjoying it, I DO however, need to do better by our family to make sure I am not the one making it an unpleasant or stressful experience.


He wants to come home and do what he wants. Homework shumaier a 7 year old is preposterous.

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Both of shukaker children are incredibly intelligent, but they are gifted in different ways. I think part of the point of this article is that kids should have a decent amount of time to decide for themselves what activities to pursue. I would find your letter a bit conduced ding.

Why We Say “NO” to Homework

There is another way. They said studies show homework isn’t all it’s cracked up to be so they don’t assign it very much. So if children aren’t learning what we teach we need to teach the way children learn.

We [teachers] do what we are told, and really have no voice. If a child didn’t understand something explained by the teacher, how would s he understand it alone?

If he loves numbers and research, he should welcome what some teachers and families have known for years: I’ve witnessed my child and his many homeschooled friends learning self discipline through other activities.

But homework at a young age can squash that out.

I have the pleasure of watching my children grow and learn and take JOY in their educational pursuits! It doesn’t guarantee future “happiness”, which is what this is really all about.

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework |

Not everyone fits into the “school box! No child should have to be this tired, first of all.


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She writes a heathrr compelling case: Good to hear your story, Marta. Related Teaching Jane Austen to sex offenders. Our school was filled with the joy of learning.

I had a friend who was a public high school science teacher for several years and was insanely frustrated by the broken system Our school district doesn’t believe kids need a lot of homework.

It homewok holy work, protecting children. I know plenty of “smart” people who aren’t great citizens or neighbors at all.

Why Parents Should Not Make Kids Do Homework

When they’re doing homework, some kids get help from their parent while others can’t. With the rigors of school and testing demanded by legislators that do not know the first thing about child development many kids are “flunking kindergarten,” but better kindergarten than 4th grade.

Mark Twain said he never let education interfere with his learning. I think it is imaginative to believe additional work after 6 or 7 hours of schooling for children is “positive” for them.

In those short four hours, he. We are down to days this year. I want my son to play with his dog, his cat, his drums, his mom – sit down and eat dinner, laugh, talk to me, jump on his trampoline – whatever he wants to do.