9 issues about homework and teacher thoughts on each (#LeadLAP)

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 […]

Five questions to ask before assigning homework

After co-authoring Ditch That Homework, I’ve participated in LOTS of meaningful discussions about the subject. And they haven’t all been about “homework is evil and we should ban it all the way across the board.” (This is a common misconception about the title of the book …) Homework is a contentious topic. Everyone seems to […]

My name is Matt, and I ditched my homework. Here’s why

Most of my teachers gave me homework as a student. Most of the teachers in my building assigned homework when I started teaching. I just assumed I was supposed to give homework. Teachers have been doing it for all these years, I reasoned. It must be a proven best practice to improve student learning. So, as […]