How I'm Rethinking Homework

 

I was waiting for this column to go live on Language Arts New Mexico, but last I checked it hasn’t made it there yet. I’ve copy/pasted it here for your reading pleasure. Every year I take on a new action research project; something designed to make my teaching and my students’ learning easier and more relevant. This past summer, I read a collection of essays by Alfie Kohn entitled What Does it Mean to be Well Educated? I thought about other articles I’ve read by Kohn, in particular, “Rethinking Homework” (2007) which can be found here. I’ve heard the arguments for and against homework. This is my response.

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Kohn, A. (2007). Rethinking homework. Retrieved from: http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/rethinkinghomework.htm

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