Homework is such a difficult topic to discuss. Everyone seems to have an opinion on it. Sometimes, we think we disagree on something and it turns out we’re talking about completely different things.
Few people have positive memories or remember solid successes from doing homework, but it’s still widespread in schools.
Does homework still have a place?
Alice Keeler and I wanted to push that conversation forward when we wrote the book Ditch That Homework. Its goal: provide eight strategies for reducing reliance on homework until, hopefully, we can ditch it completely.
To continue that conversation, Alice and I moderated the Lead Like a PIRATE (#LeadLAP) Twitter chat. Lead Like a PIRATE encourages school leadership from all positions in the building, and a wide variety of educators joined us!
Below is a curated collection of tweets from the chat …
If you’d like to get in on the next #LeadLAP chat, it’s hosted on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Eastern / 9:30 p.m. Central / 8:30 p.m. Mountain / 7:30 p.m. Pacific. It’s led by Shelley Burgess (@burgess_shelley) and Beth Houf (@BethHouf), authors of the Lead Like a PIRATE book.
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Interested in having Matt present at your event or school? Contact him by e-mail!
Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:
|Date||Event / Event Details||City / More Info|
|+|| 03/01/2018||Kids ROE||Loves Park, IL|
|+|| 03/07/2018||Delaware Association of School Admin|
|+|| 03/16/2018||Lake Shore Central School||Angola, NY|
|+|| 03/30/2018||Taylorville CUSD||Taylorville, IL|
|+|| 04/21/2018||Great Expectations||Edmond, OK|
|+|| 06/01/2018||MSD of Martinsville||Martinsville, IN|
|+|| 06/04/2018||Granbury ISD||Granbury, TX|
|+|| 06/05/2018||Columbus City Schools||Columbus OH|
|+|| 06/07/2018||School City of Mishawaka||Mishawaka, IL|
|+|| 06/13/2018||InnEdCo||Keystone, CO|
|+|| 06/21/2018||Barr-Reeve Jr/Sr High School- Washington Community Schools||Washington, IN|
|+|| 08/09/2018||St. Joseph Grade School||South Bend, IN|
|+|| 08/14/2018||Tech Camp||Portage, Michigan|
|+|| 08/15/2018||St. Anthony de Padua Catholic School||South Bend, IN|
|+|| 09/24/2018||Alliance for Curriculum Enhancement||Billings, Montana|