Hey Teachers: Read it and Weep. Your homework is harmful To Kids
CHILDREN in primary school should not be wasting their time on homework – it is a provocative idea. But research into the impact of homework learning outcomes, and motivation, tells a relatively clear story.
Science has told us for years, and the evidence is more than clear, Homework is NOT helpful and actually hurts young children in the long run, and yet teachers and parents constantly ignore it.
Supporters of homework for children in primary grades are actually driving kids away from learning, making them less successful in school, and interrupting their childhood.
Yes, it is helpful (and necessary) during the time when memorization of the times tables is going on,
but other than during that time, it is more of a hindrance to life and learning than a help.
For some reason people believe that children playing is some type of waste because it is fun, but it is of major developmental importance and homework -which eats in to the time needed for play) is NOT
#GiveTheKidsAbreak and #RaiseSmarterKids Isn’t that what education is supposed to be all about?
Read the original article here as it has some really interesting points