How Much Time Should Be Spent on Homework?
Should we stop setting homework? In my opinion, even though there are potential risks of negative effects, homework should not be banned. Small amounts, assigned with specific learning goals in mind and with proper parental support, can help to improve students’ performance.
Should homework be scrapped for primary school students? Some educationalists argue that homework provides little benefit for young children. Now, an Oireachtas committee is examining calls for it.
Homework is a child’s task and responsibility, however, parents also play a role: that of monitoring, supporting, answering questions and ensuring that their children complete their homework but never, never should parents do homework for their children. Not doing homework for the student doesn’t mean you can’t get involved.
So, if you’re a parent of a first-grader who’s getting 30 minutes of homework a night, what should you do? “The first thing you should do is talk to the teacher and let the teacher know how.
I do agree with the rationale behind these daily assignments: Homework reinforces skills, concepts and information learned in class. Homework prepares students for upcoming class topics. Homework teaches students to work independently and develop self-discipline. Homework encourages students to take initiative and responsibility for completing.
However, he believes children should be assigned no more than ten minutes per grade level: ten minutes in first grade, twenty in second and so on, up to a maximum of two hours per night in high.
Battles Over Homework: Advice For Parents Guidelines for helping children develop self-discipline with their homework. Posted Sep 05, 2012.