school work should take place at school........
Homework is a time to consolidate what they have learned during the day. It is a chance to build up qualities such as being hard working, conscientious, motivated and independent. Those skills are really important in life.
homework is given to us because the teachers cant teach it themselves<br />
most of my homework is learning- it should be revising<br />
im ok with revising<br />
When my kids were in school they only had about a half an hour of homework and 15 minutes of reading a day. Then in high school they only had maybe an hour of homework. I don't think that is too much homework at all.
everyone does homework at a different pace. Whats 1 hour to one student may be 1 week to a kid with adhd.
Repetition is the mother of all learning. I had the opportunity to compare assignments in the US to assignments made in other countries. There's a reason we lag behind in the US--we don't assign as much meaningful homework as many countries do.<br />
Notice I added meaningful. The assignments should be challenging and improve the student's understanding. While amount is less important than how effective the assignment is, the benefit of practice should not be underestimated.
Yes, knowledge should be learned by practice. :) Homework is a poor substitute for actual guidance by a mentor.
I think the American school system is messed up all together. So yes.
only if we make the rest of it required and worth a grade
the answer is always yes!