Friday 24 March 2017

Homework is not worth the effort

As a primary school teacher, I question the importance of giving homework to pupils.

From a teacher's perspective, one spends a lot of time giving the homework, checking that it has been completed and reprimanding students who don't do it or forget to present it.

If, instead, you spent this valuable time teaching a lesson that could differentiate the child's learning style and ability, as Pat Gough, president of the Irish Primary Principal's Network suggested, one would have achieved much more.

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