The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Tag: homework

    • Brilliant Blog
    • 03/22/14
    “Students who did more hours of homework experienced greater behavioral engagement in school. But there were many negative effects of heavy homework loads, too, as enumerated in a Stanford University press release about the study.”
    • Atlantic
    • 03/19/14
    “Most measurable forms of parental involvement seem to yield few academic dividends for kids, or even to backfire—regardless of a parent’s race, class, or level of education.”
    • Stanford
    • 03/10/14
    “Pope and her colleagues found that too much homework can diminish its effectiveness and even be counterproductive. They cite prior research indicating that homework benefits plateau at about two hours per night, and that 90 minutes to two and a half hours is optimal for high school.”
    • Brilliant Blog
    • 03/22/14
    “Students who did more hours of homework experienced greater behavioral engagement in school. But there were many negative effects of heavy homework loads, too, as enumerated in a Stanford University press release about the study.”
    • Atlantic
    • 03/19/14
    “Most measurable forms of parental involvement seem to yield few academic dividends for kids, or even to backfire—regardless of a parent’s race, class, or level of education.”
    • Stanford
    • 03/10/14
    “Pope and her colleagues found that too much homework can diminish its effectiveness and even be counterproductive. They cite prior research indicating that homework benefits plateau at about two hours per night, and that 90 minutes to two and a half hours is optimal for high school.”

GENERAL

    • Brilliant Blog
    • 03/22/14
    “Students who did more hours of homework experienced greater behavioral engagement in school. But there were many negative effects of heavy homework loads, too, as enumerated in a Stanford University press release about the study.”
    • Atlantic
    • 03/19/14
    “Most measurable forms of parental involvement seem to yield few academic dividends for kids, or even to backfire—regardless of a parent’s race, class, or level of education.”
    • Stanford
    • 03/10/14
    “Pope and her colleagues found that too much homework can diminish its effectiveness and even be counterproductive. They cite prior research indicating that homework benefits plateau at about two hours per night, and that 90 minutes to two and a half hours is optimal for high school.”

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Peter Nilsson

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