Brave homework ban?
Posted March 2, 2017on:
The principal based his initiative on research on homework and its effectiveness. I have collected my own resources in Diigo on the issues and research on homework.
Ask most teachers or school leaders if they would also ban homework from their classrooms and schools and they might reply that the principal’s actions were brave. They fear the backlash from parents or higher authorities.
Although important, the driving factor was not bravery. It was one of logic because it was based on good research and critical practice.
It was about questioning previously unquestioned standards and practices. This in turn was about doing what was best for learners and learning.