Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Notes from the Classroom

What happens with homework? Feedback? Evaluation?
It is amazing how many of our classrooms are homework driven. What is the homework driven classroom? Instruction assumes that student learning is happening offsite, with the classroom being a place where clarification and review takes place. In this model, the student is given a set of activities to complete on their own. What are the ethics of homework? What is the purpose? Knowing that our students experience an extraordinarily large range of contexts when they leave the school building, our expectation that their ability to engage and learn from work outside the class is guaranteed to result in increased achievement gaps and an educational context that privileges compliance over learning.

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