America has long had a fickle relationship with homework. A century or so ago, progressive reformers argued that it made kids unduly stressed , which later led in some cases to district-level bans on it for all grades under seventh. This anti-homework sentiment faded, though, amid mid-century fears that the U. The 21st century has so far been a homework-heavy era, with American teenagers now averaging about twice as much time spent on homework each day as their predecessors did in the s.
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Homework has been an integral part of education since children started to be educated. Recently however, the US has developed an obsession with it as we keep falling behind leading countries like Japan in the education rankings. Many kids in high school, and even some middle school aged kids as well, can have simply unreasonable amounts of homework each night. In the past couple years, it has gotten so out of control that parents are starting to speak out, and protest the amount of homework that. Many children and teens have the overly inflated idea that they can attend to multiple things at once and still pay attention to homework or a teacher talking in class.
As a middle school educator, I often think back to my time as a sixth, seventh, or eighth grader and remember the things that were most challenging and rewarding about those years. Drawing on my own memories and my professional experience, here are some simple tips for helping your middle school-aged child with homework. The objectives of these tips are to reduce conflict and empower children with their learning throughout high school and beyond:. Enough said!
Last Updated: April 6, References. This article was co-authored by Ronitte Libedinsky, MS. There are 11 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed , times.
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