On those days when homework really seems necessary, teachers should create several assignments fitted to different interests and capabilities. Teachers should be invited to reflect on whether any given example of homework will help students think deeply about questions that matter. In outstanding classrooms, teachers do more listening than talking, and students do more talking than listening. And then talk about it among themselves. Critique of standardized testing widespread:
Brodie decided to homeschool for one year and while she never seems comfortable as a homeschooler, she’s critical of public education and the homswork for results on standardized tests. Children, after all, are not just adults-in-the-making.
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The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing
ImportantMayOutcomes. Abolishing quottes would be anti-work ethic. Temple University Press, Liked this book a lot. TeacherTalkingListening.
Every counterargument that someone mentioned in my conversations, Kohn addresses. We break ideas down into tiny pieces that bear no relation to the whole.
However, I think the book suffers from poor organization and I think he tries to keep his main pedagogical push separate from that of his other works or ta I wasn’t sure whether to give this book 3 stars or 5. Analysis quotee TIMMS data from comparing fifty countries found amount of homework assigned negatively correlated with student achievement; “more homework may actually undermine national achievement” Baker, David P and Gerald K.
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Apr 18, Kristen rated it really afie it. And from that chapter onward, I struggled to listen seriously to Kohn’s claims because he clearly refused to enter the conversation about homework and instead just screamed his opinions at the reader.
Most children dread homework, or at best see it as something to be gotten through. In outstanding classrooms, teachers do more listening than talking, and students do more talking than listening.
Kohn’s complaints about HW: Such parents seem to reason that as long as their kids have lots of stuff to do every night, never mind what it is, then learning must be taking place. The negative effects of homework are well known.
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The Case Against Homework: Many parents lament the impact of homework on their relationship with their children; they may also resent having to homeork the role of enforcer and worry that they will be criticized either for not being involved enough with the homework or for becoming too involved. He is constantly adding that research does not back up giving homework for academics, but actually shows it may be harmful. So many times throughout this book I would read aloud to my husband and say, “Who does this sound like?
One does wonder how one is to grade without homework however. And that may be the crucial thing parents and teachers take away from the book: Every day we present the best quotes! IdeasLongGiving. Kohn’s reasoning is simply faulty and small-minded. Post anything you find interesting, personally relevant or worthy of broader, more sustained discussion on the Idea Exchange. I understand why Alfie would want to provide responses to the behavioralist justification, as that might seem more likely to change the opinions of non-hippy parents just looking for what’s best and gives the type of data scientists are more drawn to.
The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing by Alfie Kohn
Chapter 5 “The idea that homework must be assigned is the premise, not the conclusion- and it’s a premise that’s rarely examined by educators. Also as he proves, studies can be presented from a number of different angles, can totally ignore some aspects of the situation and be debunked. He cites many sources, as well as providing a list of those sources and about 40 pages of notes at the end of the text about the cited research.
What I did feel good about was the section where Kohn describes how we should rethink homework.