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.


Kohn, A. (2007). Rethinking homework. Retrieved from:


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