But in itself, it is interesting to see this issue from a world perspective. Instead of assigning homework, suggest they read for fun.
There are great holiday stories and books you can recommend to parents and students.
Around the world, countries that assign more homework don’t see to perform any better.
A Stanford study found that in counties like Japan, Denmark, and the Czech Republic little homework was assigned and students outperformed students in counties with large amounts of homework such as Greece, Thailand, and Iran.
American and British students seem to have more homework than most counties, and still only score in the international average.
In fact, Japan has instituted no homework policies at younger levels to allow family time and personal interests.
Upon returning from winter break, you’ll probably have a handful of students saying the dog ate their homework or it got blown away in a winter storm.
But you’ll probably be surprised to learn that some research suggests too much homework can be a bad thing.
You can start by reading the first chapter in class and leaving them intrigued.
For instance, you can read the first chapter of and suggest students read it over winter break. Most academics agree that busy work does little to increase learning.