I know there are other kids like me that are in many extracurricular activities and have jobs as well. Clifton Parker (2014) says that “students struggle to find balance between homework, extracurriculars, and social time. Many [feel] forced or obligated to choose homework they see as pointless, over developing other talents and skills to simply keep their grades up”(para. 9). This is true for many of today’s students.
When a regular study schedule becomes the practice of a day, it will turn out to be a good study habit and help the kids do their work precisely and effectively on time. 2. Effective lesson plans Homeschooling parents for high school kids have to write the lesson plans in teacher plan books. On seeing them, students understand what they have to do for the day and complete them without struggle. Proper lesson plans lead the homeschooled kids in the right direction of studies as they understand what actually they have to do with the subject and proceed accordingly.
I think that students will learn better if they get to practice school work in class, instead of the teacher doing all of the work. A Montessori style education based on student-led learning where the student engages him or herself has proven to lead to success since introductory by Maria
When students receive busy work they often turn to their classmates for answers or go through the assignment hastily and without effort. This proves that homework is not an effective learning strategy, and it actually teaches negative habits. Homework supporters believe that more homework translates to smarter students. Many studies have proven that dropping homework has positive effects on students in their school. Nancy Kalish’s article describes one school that put homework to the test,
I plan to be creative when it comes to math, and find ways where my students can construct their own learning and develop their own understanding behind the concepts of mathematics. I love the idea Tsuruda had of having students write reflections about their learning. I think this is a great way to gain insight on how his students learn, what they understand, and what they still need help on. I would like to use reflections in my math classroom one day because I believe it takes you into the student’s mind which will further help me as a teacher facilitate ways to build off the child’s knowledge in a way that is unique to their learning style. Overall, I believe constructivism is the best approach not only in math, but in every subject, because it focuses on the development of the whole child and creates life-long knowledge in an
By assigning homework, a teacher allows the student to work at their own pace and ask questions before and after classes as needed. 2. TITLE: ___________________________________________ In a world where more and more parents are working and spending less time bonding with their children, homework is a great way to bring the family together. Older siblings can also get involved by helping their younger brothers and sisters with their homework assignments. This can lead to far greater peace and harmony in families where there is a significant age gap between siblings.
Homework is one of the burdensome deeds in high school. Students hate to do it; teachers hate to grade it. Some people wonder, “If everyone hates homework so much, why not simply do away with it and make everybody happy?” If only things were so easy; unfortunately, they are not. Even though homework can often be tedious and time consuming, it does serve a reasonable, justifiable purpose. While it is often inconvenient and unpleasant, it is important that high school students be assigned homework to complete to help teach time management and provide extra practice with the content at hand.
Every freshman is required to attend computer orientation. We got our computers for school and learned how to use Moodle and other basic software that we needed for classes. I wanted to quit after my first day. I was really overwhelmed by how many girls there was. Only to learn that it was only half of my freshman class.
In the class I was observing, the students start their day by doing different math and spelling sheets that they call “Morning Work.” Their teacher, Mrs. Michael lets the students alternate on doing their morning work and getting on the computer, so the children won’t get bored sitting there doing work. I liked how she let the children switch between the two activities because if the children are getting tired of sitting at their desks doing math Mrs. Michael will let them switch. I also noticed a few other things I liked about how Mrs. Michael does things in her classroom. Mrs. Michael would always make sure the children knew she was proud of them for working hard on their work. Another thing I liked that Mrs. Michael did with the students was separating them into groups.
Some students may feel that I am asking them to unlearn what they have learned over the years. They may also feel that an introduction to new strategies may confuse them and that they would be better off sticking to what they know. Once I am able to get pass these barriers, I should be able to get my students revved up and accepting. When I plan for my lessons this week, I will be incorporating long division strategies with the hope that I will get little opposition because several of my students struggle with their multiplication facts. I also want to use more real-world problems that model more multiplication and division situations.