Courses were divided into approximately three-week batches.
Students were able to “challenge” the final exam for each batch whenever they felt ready.
I am already too tired to do my homework well and I am very tired for the next day.
I think if we go to school for eight hours a day, we should not have to do any more school.
American teenagers now average about twice as much time spent on homework each day as their predecessors did in the 1990s.
Whether the practice is beneficial for learning, Joe Pinsker wrote in March, is highly contested.I would estimate that most sophomores I teach have about 60 to 90 minutes of homework every night if you combine my class (world history), math, English, etc.I always think intentionally about the homework I give, focusing on the purpose and value of each assignment.Still other students lack the support and “push” they need, choosing video games and You Tube over homework every night.These types of situations need to be addressed if we are to have a productive conversation about homework.What this article didn’t discuss is the advent of video games and cellphones in modern students’ lives.The “free time” made available to students by reducing homework isn’t spent in a halcyon daze of getting outside to play, commune with nature, or engage in relationship-building with family or peers.Our innovative approach never referred to homework.Instead students were enabled by the methods we used to educate themselves at the pace at which they wished to proceed.“As many children, not to mention their parents and teachers, are drained by their daily workload, some schools and districts are rethinking how homework should work—and some teachers are doing away with it entirely.They’re reviewing the research on homework,” Pinsker wrote, “and concluding that it’s time to revisit the subject.”I am 12 years old.