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Angela Keller replied to SS Perkins's discussion Homework in the group High School Teachers
"Have you ever considered doing what you are talking about as a blog? I give my students (special education in high school) a blog assignment a week. They have to write based on a prompt I have provided and then comment on three other' stuff. I…"
Nov 11, 2014
Jackie Cross replied to SS Perkins's discussion Homework in the group High School Teachers
"We have had the same kind of struggles getting homework out of students. In some cases, though I know we are different since we have special needs, they do their work on the computer while in class and submit to the teacher via email. They have the…"
Mar 25, 2012
Dani Aldrich replied to SS Perkins's discussion Homework in the group High School Teachers
"I usually have a writing assignment scheduled for Friday and one year I assigned a rough draft of the prompt for HW on Thursday nights. It was optional but I gave them 10 points towards the final if they completed it. It helped my struggling writers…"
Jun 23, 2011
SS Perkins replied to SS Perkins's discussion Homework in the group High School Teachers
"Sure, homework must be meaningful--why else do it? I want to assign homework that is an extension of what we are doing in class, such as if we have a discussion, then I'd like students to go home and write something based on it. Reading and…"
Jun 23, 2011
Dani Aldrich replied to SS Perkins's discussion Homework in the group High School Teachers
"My experience has been that if you assign HW just for HW's sake then the kids won't do it and parents won't be supportive. However, if you assign HW that is meaningful (like math HW should be) then parents will have to get behind you…"
Jun 23, 2011
SS Perkins replied to SS Perkins's discussion Homework in the group High School Teachers
"Thanks, Dani. I'm starting at a new school this August and wanted to try homework again and see if I can get some better results. Your experience sounds similar to mine in the past. I am starting at a very small school, and I'm hoping to…"
Jun 23, 2011
Dani Aldrich replied to SS Perkins's discussion Homework in the group High School Teachers
"I don't assign much homework because I know they don't do it. High school students have so many things going on, ie. Sports, cheer, student council, drama, jobs, etc. If I assigned it and gave them zeros for not completing it, most would…"
Jun 23, 2011
SS Perkins added a discussion to the group High School Teachers
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Does anyone have any good ideas on how you get kids to actually do it? Thanks!
Jun 23, 2011

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