Post a Comment. Monday, March 19, How much should homework count? The video below of Rick Wormeli discussing how much homework should count is something that has definitely been rattling around in my mind. Many teachers have the mindset that hard work counts and want that to be reflected in a student's grade.
Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing Grading in the Differentiated Classroom
Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing Grading in the Differentiated Classroom by Rick Wormeli
Volume 4 3 , No. He is an accomplished educator, writer and sought after speaker. One of his favorite mentors is Aristotle. To be effective, a teacher must artfully blend three forms of rhetoric: Ethos character , Logos logic and Pathos emotion. He has taught science, math, English and history.
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NO Homework should be the chronic default. You have to respond to the kids you have in front of you…planning homework weeks in advance is unresponsive teaching. Practicing something wrong all night makes it 10 times harder to undo and relearn. Double check student understanding before assigning practice. Homework should not be enough of the grade to cause failure.
In Part 2, Rick offers some guiding principles that can help teachers create homework challenges that motivate kids and spark deeper learning in and out of school. Rick continues to offer great advice about homework, differentiation, assessment and many other topics in workshops and presentations across North America. Check back in Part 1 for some additional homework resources.