Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Implementing The Homework Trap

This is the first of four messages I plan to provide on implementing the principles of The Homework Trap. When I speak, I generally find that people agree with what I have to say up to the point of implementing these ideas. It is not uncommon to receive feedback that my ideas make sense, but how are we going to get teachers on board? Frankly, I have a lot of respect for teachers and confidence in their desire to learn (after all, they chose the field of education). I also understand how important it is, if teachers are to change, that the change makes sense to them.

Today's video introduces the concept of implementation. I will follow with three more blogs addressing what one can do:

In the home with or without change at school.
In cooperation with your child's teachers.
In the school-community at large.

Depending on what comes up in the news, there may be some intervening blog posts, but I expect that within a week or so, I will have covered each of these issues with a specific comment.

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Dr. Kenneth Goldberg, is the author of The Homework Trap: How to Save the Sanity of Parents, Teachers, and Students, published by Wyndmoor Press.

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