I’m not against the idea of having more homework for students, but too much would be a different thing that I might consider. Thus, my thought is teachers shouldn’t give too much homework to their students because it would cause a great deal of stress, making the students less interactive with their families, and spend too much time doing the homework. Parents often push their children too hard into doing their homework while they are not aware that homework might cause their kids more stress. Forcing someone, especially children, into doing something they don’t want to do, will not bring many good results. In fact, stress caused by homework would make some kids become depressed, and come to hate the work they are doing.
On the contrary, students view homework as a punishment for the lack of performance in class. According to Coutts (2004), “In such circumstances the students are required to complete the work without both the academic and social support found in the classroom. For some students this can be a challenge because they might not have the support from family members, so they feel helpless and confused. Although some people are against homework, I believe that homework is a valuable tool for education because it helps students take initiative, helps students grasp concepts, and helps them build on their own interest. Quoted from Marzano and Pickering (2007),”If a district or school discards homework altogether, it will be throwing away a powerful instructional tool” (page 79).
When teachers assign homework, their goal is to get students to understand and learn t... ... middle of paper ... ...stress for the students, less grading for the teachers to do and it also helps the students focus both on in-school studies, homework and circular activities outside of school without feeling overwhelmed. Putting limits on how much or how little teachers can assign homework can make a huge difference in many people’s lives. If teachers decide to provide a decent amount of homework to the student it needs to be helpful and valuable. Too much or too little homework can both be bad while the quality of the homework needs to be sufficient for the education. It is very important that something is done about this because this problem can sometimes cause sleep deprivation, anxiety, depression, etc.
Homework: How It Can Be Improved The populace was taught that if students did their homework, they would execute superbly at school, so why do students not complete their homework? It has been proven that homework helps exercise the brain to help us remember what was taught in class, and people who do not complete their homework simply fail. Homework can lead to issues and can cause students to in fact, not benefit from homework whatsoever. Students do not complete their homework due to whether they have a busy schedule, or because they are just simply lazy.While it is great that students who are doing their homework are obtaining the knowledge they need to gain success, but something needs to be done with the students who are struggling. Not
Consequently and to no fault of their own their grades may be affected inaccurat... ... middle of paper ... ...th mounds of work to be completed at home. It is unfair to expect students to pick up the slack for teachers who are not doing their jobs. Although homework can be used as a tool to reinforce, more often than not teachers are not using it this way, and in fact they are abusing this tool and it should be banned all together. In conclusion, homework is a waste of time. Time that can be better spent is with family and having fun participating in extracurricular activities.
Some teachers often don’t even take up the homework and give grades for participation. They would rather the children do it so it keeps them busy. Other teachers grade the students homework for correctness, making i... ... middle of paper ... ...lem, the parent should help them with it and if they can’t help, they should contact someone who can. Homework is a difficult topic for all the factions of a school to come together on. There are teachers, parents, and students, who all seem to have different opinions about the effectiveness of assigning work at home, but the overall conclusion is that, homework is helpful.
Wesson and Dr. Rhodes study is unique because it gives a voice to the students. When they asked the students about homework and grading heres what they said. “If a teacher does not grade the homework and return it to the students the next day or quickly thereafter, the students report feeling like they have wasted their time on that activity (Wilson 352).” It is very sad that students feel like their homework is a waste of their time. If students feel that something is worthless and a waste of time they they are less likely to do it. They next go on to say “although teachers continue to assign homework when some students fail to turn it in, there are justifiable reasons why they continue to require the completion of such tasks (Wilson 353).” Why continue to do something that has shown no good results.
Too much homework can lead to negative effects in learning. Together teachers and parents have a responsibility to make sure their students and children are staying on top of their academic responsibilities, but too much homework can have a negative effect on their desire to want to learn in the classroom. As long as there has been school, homework and the amount of it has been a controversy among teachers, parents, and students. All across America, the average school day for children ranges from the lowest number of hours being 6.24 to the highest number of hours being 7.17. Large amounts of homework assigned after that many hours in school could inadvertently turn the student away from wanting to learn, and even the ability to learn, and
Decreasing the Drop-Outs (draft) Students dropping out from school are among one of the larger problems faced in the country. It is a serious problem that is often ignored by the schools and districts, and can offer even simple solutions to keep kids in the classroom. From the personal view of a normal student, school is stressful—but it’s supposed to be a challenge. It’s practically divided into few categories: kids who strive to learn and be successful and kids who don’t wish to have anything to do with school. It doesn’t make them bad kids, or even bad students.
These activities, not homework will ensure that our children are happy and competitive in a highly competitive world.” (Bennett and Kalish). Homework may cause more harm to students and children at such an early age rather than having a positive effect. Others claim that homework regulation is a serious matter that should have parents more aware of this issue. If teachers would either regulate the amount of homework they assign, then students would actually be able to enjoy their school years before entering the working