This week… a special request: specifics on appropriate parental involvement in homework.
In The Art and Science of Teaching, Marzano lays out some action steps around using homework as a strategy for helping students to practice and deepen knowledge. One of the listed strategies is to give homework that involves participation from the home. This can be a tricky.
Every student’s home life is different, and we have no control over that. While we can’y ensure that every student’s time outside of school is conducive to continued learning, we can give tips and suggestions to parents for how to be supportive and involved to whatever extent they can. Here are some thoughts to share with parents:
Courtney is the Instructional Coach for KIDS RSU #2 in Maine. She also hosts a podcast about personalized learning, and is available for independent consulting work.
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