Teacher gets it right with new homework policy in viral image

Does homework really help students learn? This teacher doesn't seem to think so, as they explained in this now viral image.

Teacher gets it right with new homework policy in viral image
Photo: MONETCLAUDE via Reddit

Most kids can relate to the irritating routine of leaving a 7 or 8-hour school day, only to arrive home and be expected to do even more work. Is it really that effective in helping them learn?

One teacher doesn’t seem to think so. In this now viral image originally posted to Facebook and then reposted on Reddit, a note sent home to parents says the following:

After much research this summer, I am trying something new. Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day. There will be no formally assigned homework this year.

Research had been unable to prove that homework improves student performance, Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eating dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early.

Photo: MONETCLAUDE via Reddit
Photo: MONETCLAUDE via Reddit

I’d imagine most of this teacher’s students are on board with this experiment. I know I would be.

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