How would your day differ if you no longer assigned homework to your students? Would your instruction or the learning happening in your classroom change?
As we take a look at the purpose behind giving our students homework, these questions are important ones to answer.
How can we provide our students with more effective ways to remember new material and concepts that go beyond rote memorization or simply rereading? And how can we provide meaningful feedback to our students as they learn?
In a recent #Ditchbook chat, moderated by David Carruthers and Sue Bruyns, educators shared their thoughts on why we should be ditching homework. They provided ideas on how we can help our students be responsible for their own learning and provide them with valuable feedback.
Below you will find 25 ways to Ditch That Homework. Also be sure to check out this Wakelet collection to see the whole discussion including thoughts on getting parents on board with ditching traditional homework.
Want to get in on the next #DitchBook Twitter chat?
Having trouble? Still unclear on how a Twitter chat works? Feel free to tweet to these #DitchBook ambassadors and they’ll help — Karly Moura @karlymoura, Sean Fahey @seanjfahey, Sandy Otto @sandyrotto, Rachel Marker @rachelmarker, Evan Mosier @emosier3, Mandi Tolen @TTmomTT, Craig Klement @craigklement, Tara Martin @taramartinedu, Krista Harmsworth @zonie71, Anne Kamper @annekamper, Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm, Lance McClard @drmcclard, Stephanie DeMichele @sdemichele or David Platt @herrplatt!
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