With high demand for quality education, teachers are now diving deeper into their materials, requiring more reading and consequently, more homework. Giving students homework that involves practice and application is often said to “reinforce” the skills they’ve been taught in class.
Students usually get about 40-50 minutes of assignments per night, not including snack breaks and distractions inside the house. The question is, does giving homework really help students in their academic life? Take Finland for example. Their high school students are rarely given 30 minute homework each day in order for the students to engage in other creative activities. What is interesting is that they even score higher in international tests. So, what are we doing wrong?
To answer that, we need to step b...Read More