Teacher of the year!
A Texas teacher has just decided to forgo homework for her students for the rest of the year because he wants to help build up family relationships, no kidding.
Sounds fantastic, but, when the kids have teachers that do assign homework, it’ll be a rude awakening. My father was a teacher, and he always viewed homework as a way for parents to see what their kids are learning. Children must learn a little responsibility by completing and returning their assignments. But hey, why not no homework, to each his/her own? I hope it works out for the teacher and her students.
From Fox News:
A Texas teacher’s note to parents has some students breathing a big sigh of relief as the school year begins.
KXAS-TV reported Monday that Brandy Young’s note to the parents of her second grade’s class at Godley Elementary School in Johnson County about her homework policy has gone viral.
Young passed her note to parents at the school’s “Meet the Teacher Night” and explained her policy, according to KTRK-TV.
The message read:
“After much research this summer, I am trying something new. Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day. There will be no formally assigned homework this year.
“Research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance. Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early.”
Young’s policy has received a lot of praise.
Samantha Gallagher, a parent of one of the girl’s in Young’s class, told KTRK-TV that she was so pleased with the new policy that she posted the letter on Facebook.
Do you all remember having hours of homework each night when you were kids? No, you didn’t. And most of us turned out just fine. Let kids have time to be kids and enjoy their childhood. Most of us did.
Don’t understand why kids have homework anyways.. depending on what you do for a living, we as adults work 8 to 12 hours a day, and once we’re off work we don’t take it home with us.
Do you agree students shouldn’t have homework? Should that time be used to strengthen family ties? Leave your comments below and let me know what you think and if you have any children do you think you would accept this teacher’s policy?