Is Homework Out of Control?
► To combat the growing trend of too much homework, one Texas teacher started a no-homework policy that went viral.
► This study found that kids who were overloaded with homework scored lower on standardized tests. On the other hand, this study found that there is a correlation between homework and achievement, especially in grades 7–12. Share these resources and findings with your students to help them gain perspective on the issue.
► Is it possible to manage homework-induced stress? Direct teens to our story, “How Can I… Keep My Cool?,” for some encouraging tips on staying calm and collected under pressure. Also, this advice will help teens prioritize tasks and get them done in a timely manner.
► In this Ideabook post, Choices Teacher-Advisor Amy Lauren Smith explains all the different factors you need to consider while tracking your students’ homework load. Use the included Homework Tracker PDF to get started with this activity.