As I said elsewhere, I never had help with homework, in my memory (and my memory is pretty good).
Sun 21 Aug, 2011 08:47 pm
edit: Just read the article, I don't really agree with this part:
I agree, Soz, I don't agree either.
[figure that English out. ]
On average, I'd say that for the most sensible, hard working employees, you can't bet farm kids. They are adults in many of the good ways long before city kids.
Sun 21 Aug, 2011 09:14 pm
This thread is about chores, not homework!
The reality is that most of the homework kids are sent home with is a) not practicing what was taught that day, b) involves too much parent participation, and c) takes too much time.
Boomer, I know we've been around this together before. Kids who get the lesson should practice. Kids who don't shouldn't be shamed for not doing their homework. They should go into school and tell the teacher they didn't understand it. The teacher should then, ideally, give the student extra help. If that doesn't cut it, the teacher/parents/school should come up with a plan of support which may or may not lead to an individualized education plan. I agree that the parents shouldn't have to be helping their kids too much at home. If more struggling students were encouraged to ask their teacher for help, their teacher would have a better understanding of the comprehensibility of their lessons and the pace at which their taught.
Now, I think there are already plenty of threads on education and homework. Can we continue this conversation on one of them?
Fri 6 Jan, 2012 09:57 pm
i personaly think that kids that r a little older should do some chores. start off small with easy chores like make your bed, brush your teeth stuff like that. then when they get older make them harder like doing the dishes, taking out the garbage.