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From The Boston Globe:

According to a new study, there is a simple but effective way to encourage kids to want to learn on their own: give them a choice. In an experiment, high school students who were allowed to choose their homework assignments (covering the same material) reported more interest, enjoyment, and competence regarding their homework, and they scored higher on a subsequent test of the material.

Makes sense to me.

I’m adding this post to The Best Resources For Learning About Homework Issues.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Larry-
    I’m having my students do homework journals this year. Basically it is a place for them to record homework they do outside of class. Thus far, they have the option to read or work on a couple of vocabulary activities.
    I’ve tried this before, but I didn’t do a very good job of sticking with it. This year I’ve been trying very hard to keep going on this, and I think, based on what I heard during parent/teacher conferences, that it’s going well.
    Best,
    Nancy

  2. Homework and assigning it is said to be a generational thing.

    I’d like to introduce another perspective: http://technologyinclass.com/blog/2010/10/01/homework-is-overrated/

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