Finnish education:: High achievement, high graduation rates, highest literacy rate in the world. Made possibly by:: Minimal standardized testing, Small teacher/student ratio, Integrated classrooms, emphasis on physical activity, and respected educators.
Fed up with the tension over homework, some schools are opting out altogether.No-homework policies are popping up all over, including schools in the U.S., where the shift to the Common Core curriculum is prompting educators to rethink how students spend their time.
Homework can be the worst. It undermines everything we do to even the playing field at school. Some kids have no homework help, while other parents request even more than you give. It was a no win situation...until now. Homework BINGO is a differentiated approach to making homework meaningful and accessible to all students. Best of all it adds some fun and challenge! An easy, print-and-go format (including a size perfect for gluing into journals) makes the stress of homework melt away.
Student Reflection Form "No Homework" Binder. It's my personal/teacher mission to help students become more responsible for their actions. I like that this form makes them accountable for their missing work AND requires them to think about it-something which usually doesn't happen.
No Homework Binder--Each student has a blank page in the binder. The student must write the date, assignment, and reason for not having it on their page for each forgotten assignment. Keeps track of # missing and reasons. Great management tool!