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Is Homework Good for Kids? Here's What the Research Says

Homework is awesome and it's really resonable and helpful

❶Thanks for expressing your views Dillon, but I doubt that you will stop getting homework any time soon.

Yes! It is definitely helpful.

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But the question of how much work children should be doing outside of school remains controversial, and plenty of parents take issue with no-homework policies, worried their kids are losing a potential academic advantage. Second graders, for example, should do about 20 minutes of homework each night. High school seniors should complete about two hours of homework each night.

But some schools have begun to give their youngest students a break. A Massachusetts elementary school has announced a no-homework pilot program for the coming school year, lengthening the school day by two hours to provide more in-class instruction. We want them to go to soccer practice or football practice, and we want them to go to bed. A New York City public elementary school implemented a similar policy last year, eliminating traditional homework assignments in favor of family time. The change was quickly met with outrage from some parents, though it earned support from other education leaders.

The most comprehensive research on homework to date comes from a meta-analysis by Duke University psychology professor Harris Cooper, who found evidence of a positive correlation between homework and student achievement, meaning students who did homework performed better in school. The correlation was stronger for older students—in seventh through 12th grade—than for those in younger grades, for whom there was a weak relationship between homework and performance.

His report noted that homework is also thought to improve study habits, attitudes toward school, self-discipline, inquisitiveness and independent problem solving skills. On the other hand, some studies he examined showed that homework can cause physical and emotional fatigue, fuel negative attitudes about learning and limit leisure time for children. At the end of his analysis, Cooper recommended further study of such potential effects of homework. Even during vacation I had to do a 5 page essay for social studies, which took up almost the whole week of my time.

I find this article to be most truthful with all of the facts on how homework shouldn't be assigned to poor lads with either after after school work or activities. That to me is the biggest thing we should think about and stop because it is taking away time for our active life in sports My thought.

This leaves limited to zero time for any other extracurricular activities in our case, one sport, one orchestra, and one club. The bedtime is being pushed further and further close to midnight, if not past. To better manage to-do and priority, we set up a whiteboard in the study room to list daily and weekly due homework for these two subjects, this past weekend there were six 6 bullet items on the board.

I was speechless but try to be positive to provide assistance. This leads me to this board and glad we are not alone. There will need to be a better coordination and balance systems in place at schools so our kids can be challenged but not drained.

I've seen a lot of idiotic comments on this page that make homework look like it actually is needed. The average weekly time for a full time job is around 40 hours give or take, and most jobs have you do the work in the job. Now I'm going to talk about your messed up "education" system One of the biggest faults in your system is the grade system, most teachers have weighted grades on tests, so if you do good at homework, but terrible at tests, you're screwed.

And let's talk about the conditions of the machines Kids that have to go to school every day. Really, switch the teachers with prison guards and you have a juvenile rehabilitation center. Please read this and Email me ohockeyguy13 hotmail. Homework is more important than extracurricular activities, however we need well rounded kids and those extracurricular activities help with that. I think people who spend more than 3 hours a day are probably just fooling around too much.

People who spend more than 3 hours seems more like play work than homework. SO people who are complaining parents need to consider to teach the kids how to manage their time and use it efficiently. Teach them how to focus and how not to be distracted. My parents taught me how to focus on homework and now homework only takes about 15 minutes. So yea do not complain if you have not tried doing these stuff yet. My first grade grandson has 2 hours of homework per night, as he had in kindergarten.

As a seasoned teacher, I feel this is highly inappropriate. His parents feel this is stressing him and not giving him time to unwind and just be a kid. It's no wonder that so many kids hate school. The comments on this article are sad. I am a kid and I know homework is a necessity. The studies proving that there is a positive correlation between homework and achievements is overwhelming. People need to stop hating homework and start working on it especially when it is helping THEM.

As for people who can't find time to do homework due to sports and other activities, make time. Doing well in school is more important than sports. You can exercise any time you want and the chances of getting into a college due to a sports scholarship is very low.

Better to focus on your educacion. I am already in 7th grade, and you might be thinking "she's a kid, she doesn't want to do her homework because she's lazy" well my friend, you are wrong. Most kids can't find the time to do their homework due to sports and other activities.

Because of this, it would result in lower grades and more stress. Would you rather have your student failing or have them ready to learn? I pesonaly have too much homework and it is terrible, my math teacher gives us home work every day and it takes forever. Does this ten minute rule include all work such as reading, math facts, spelling, and special project work? I am doing research for the Educators Rising competition. I am writing a Creative Lecture on student voice and this has definitely helped me in amazing ways.

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Oct 03,  · Homework: Harmful or Helpful? Comments; Mathematics homework (Photo credit: Wikipedia) His rationale being that students do not have a level playing field when it comes to the matter of homework, because some have parents who can help them while others do not. I think, as you said, homework can be very helpful and hurtful.

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Home › Blog › The Great Homework Debate: Is Homework Helpful or Harmful to Students? Sep 13, by Cory Armes, jctgkzv.ml Sometimes, I feel as if I have been doing homework my entire life. So, is homework harmful or helpful? It can be both, depending on the student’s circumstances, and how much homework is assigned to them. It can help them develop skills that would be difficult to nurture in the school setting, and it can give them the time and space to understand concepts that may have passed them by otherwise.

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Me, being a 7th grader, saw an article while I was searching for evidence for an essay that I am writing for a school essay which I am writing about why homework is harmful. While I was looking for other people's opinions, I stumbled across a shocking discovery; only 36% of students said that they are happy with their lives, and I can see why. Research shows that some students regularly receive higher amounts of homework than experts recommend, which may cause stress and negative health effects. Many students felt they were being.