Does doing more homework make students succeed? Texas second-grade teacher Brandy Young doesn’t think so. She passed out a letter announcing her new homework policy at “Meet the Teacher Night” this year. According to Young’s new plan, students will not have any formally assigned homework; homework will only consist of work the student did not finish during school.
Young explained that she had spent the summer researching and found that it has not been proven that homework improves student performance. Instead, she suggested that parents eat dinner with their children, read with their children, play outside, and get their kids to bed early – all of which have been proven to correlate with student success, she said.
At Elevate Teachers, we’re glad to see a teacher pointing out the environmental factors outside of school that can affect students’ performance. We hope to see more people taking them into consideration!
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