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Why I Gave Up Flipped Instruction

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Every kid ever who hated homework, groans and sighs, "why me?" LOL

"1) I dislike the idea of giving my students homework. Really? Yes. Students spend over five hours a day engaged in academic pursuits. I think that is enough. Recently I’ve been reading Alfie Kohn’s book The Homework Myth. He has mined the research on homework thoroughly, and — overwhelmingly — it shows that homework has no long-term impact on academic achievement. That’s likely shocking to some teachers.

But beyond this, I think there’s more to life than being engaged in academics. Students need to participate in a variety of pursuits — sports, music, drama, meaningful jobs — to fully develop all of their talents and discover areas of interest. Furthermore, students need to spend time with their families. What right do I have impinge on this?"

This is a pretty fascinating article. I would imagine most folks would not do this in the classroom nor their principals allow them to teach like this.

As they say, the proof is in the pudding....err on the state standardized test.

It really does seem like there are not enough hours in the day.

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