And in this post, we walk through exactly why homework is important for students, and 8 ways you can make homework helpful and productive again (rather than a drag each night).
But as we’ll see in a minute, this perspective isn’t quite right, according to the research.
Is it because it reinforces what students have learned in class, allowing them to practice their errors and figure out solutions on their own?
Whether it’s become an after-school battleground, or whether your son or daughter works diligently and are just simply overwhelmed, homework can quickly become a problem for both us and our children alike.
Unfortunately, when this happens it’s tempting to do one of two things: (1) Jump to placing the blame on our children: The truth, much of the time, lives somewhere in the middle. First, the increase may be a reflection of school administrators responding to the requirements for their students to perform well on state-mandated tests.