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Before you assign that homework…

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.  ~ Lily Tomlin Homework.  You will find no shortage of discussion, debate, and argument about whether or not we should be assigning homework to our students.  The purpose of this post is not to make an argument for, or … Continue reading

Chasing Homework

I recently met with a student who had failing grades in all of their core classes.  Before calling them into my office, I printed off their grade report and reviewed a litany of missing assignments and zeroes.  Even I felt overwhelmed and a bit discouraged as I viewed the damage.  For this student, the focus … Continue reading

Re-Engaging the Disengaged: 5 Strategies

When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” ~ Author Unknown A common response, when people find out that I work with junior high school students, is an eye roll and a comment to the effect of, “I could never do that.”  The thought of spending five days a week with nine-hundred … Continue reading

Homework Hubbub: Reflective Assignments

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.  ~ Lily Tomlin In a discussion about homework, I heard a frustrated teacher make this statement: “Kids just aren’t interested in doing work outside of school.”  That is likely a true statement.  Are any of us really surprised by this? … Continue reading