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Homework Done Right Powerful Learning in Real-Life Situations

by Janet Elaine Alleman, Jere E. Brophy, Barbara L. Knighton, Robert T. Ley

Homework Done Right Powerful Learning in Real-Life Situations Synopsis

What is the rationale for homework? How can you design meaningful homework, and how can changing homework influence your practice? Homework Done Right: Powerful Learning in Real Life Situations provides answers to these questions and other issues surrounding the hot topic of homework and the impact it can have on both students and teachers. Written in an accessible, practical style, this resource provides a general overview of homework and a brief look at traditional approaches, along with concrete examples of how homework can be made meaningful. The authors take an in-depth look at authentic homework-assignments that are engaging, motivational, and promote real-life applications of knowledge leading to deeper levels of learning. The book is filled with concrete examples across grade levels that demonstrate the process of matching assignments to the goals and major understandings associated with specific course content. The authors invite classroom teachers and building leaders to rethink out-of-school time and reclaim at least part of it as learning time in order to regain spirit and passion for teaching and learning. Readers will find: - Guidance for designing out-of-school assignments that are authentic, meaningful, and tied to real-life experience - Sample homework assignments for various grade levels and subject areas, examples of student work, reflection questions, discussion prompts, protocols, and reproducible forms - Richly-detailed vignettes describing teachers' evolving beliefs and practices around homework.

Homework Done Right Powerful Learning in Real-Life Situations Press Reviews

Just like their students, modern teachers want to know how what they learn is going to help them. Homework Done Right shows readers exactly why meaningful homework is best for students and provides teachers with answers to those perennial student questions: `Why do we need to know that?' and `When am I ever going to use this?' -- Tim Tharrington, Sixth-Grade English teacher The book caused me to reevaluate my own homework assignments in a new light and begin to think about what I can do to get my own homework 'done right'! -- Sally Koczan, Science Teacher The topic of homework is an important discussion for educators to be having in this age of increased competition and higher standards. What is the best way to extend learning for students of all ages? This book, based on a set of beliefs about teaching and learning, manages to address this topic in a well-considered and carefully researched format that will be useful to educators who are looking to improve their results with students. -- Mary Johnstone, Principal Homework Done Right takes a fresh look at how to create homework assignments that students will be motivated to complete, not based on the grade alone, but on the real-life applications of the assignments. I have already begun using the information presented in this text to tweak existing assignments to make them more intellectually rewarding for my students! -- Jessica Purcell, Science Teacher

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412976534
Publication date: 15th June 2010
Author: Janet Elaine Alleman, Jere E. Brophy, Barbara L. Knighton, Robert T. Ley
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 216 pages
Categories: Teaching skills & techniques,

About Janet Elaine Alleman, Jere E. Brophy, Barbara L. Knighton, Robert T. Ley

Janet Alleman is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. She is author and coauthor of a range of publications including Children's Thinking about Cultural Universals and a three-volume series entitled Social Studies Excursions, K-3. In addition to serving on a host of committees at the state and national levels, she has been a classroom and television teacher, actively working in school settings, and has taught at over a dozen international sites. Jere Brophy was a University Distinguished Professor of Teacher Education and Educational Psychology at Michigan State University. A clinical and developmental psychologist by ...

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