ERIC Number: ED416037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Helping Your Students with Homework: A Guide for Teachers.
Paulu, Nancy; Darby, Linda B., Ed.
This guide for elementary and secondary teachers discusses 18 tips for creating meaningful homework assignments that students will complete. Following introductory sections that explore hurdles to homework, the guide details the following tips: (1) lay out expectations early in the school year; (2) create assignments with a purpose; (3) make sure students understand the purpose; (4) make assignments focused and clear; (5) create assignments that challenge students to think and to integrate; (6) vary assignments; (7) give homework that makes learning personal; (8) tie assignments to the present; (9) match assignments to the skills, interests, and needs of students; (10) use school and community resources; (11) match assignments to your style of teaching; (12) assign an appropriate amount of homework; (13) encourage and teach good study habits; (14) provide constructive feedback; (15) give praise and motivate; (16) give help as needed; (17) communicate with parents; and (18) show respect for students. Contains 18 references and 20 print and Internet resources. (KB)
Descriptors: Assignments, Elementary Secondary Education, Homework, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, School Community Relationship, Student Interests, Student Needs, Student Responsibility, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Guides
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Reform Assistance and Dissemination.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Illustrated by Margaret Scott.