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Doing Homework All Weekend

Teachers and students have different opinions about homework. Saying it is not fair is the usual argument, but being fair is not the issue. It is about students being prepared. Daily homework assignments can be difficult, and weekends homework assignments are worse. Students operate best when they are well-rested and ready to go. A weekend with no homework would help them to be fresh and ready on Monday morning. Weekend assignments tend to be longer and more difficult.

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The students have a difficult day with classes, practices, and going to school. By Friday, (test day) they are near exhaustion. Most tests are given on Fridays. Homework on Monday-Thursday is time-consuming. Some weekends will include assignments in more than 1 class. Those who go to Mount Carmel are near the end of their rope by 2:40 PM on Friday. I have had other discussions with the senior class and we all feel pretty tired at the end of the day at 2:40 PM. A free weekend helps to get prepared for the next grind to start. No homework weekends assures better sleep cycles and a body that has recovered and refreshed. Weekends include chores around the house and family commitments. This plus weekends assignments lead to a lack of sleep. This means Monday will have a positive attitude. No homework on weekends also means more family time. This is a bonus.

Etta Kralovec and John Buell in their book How Homework Disrupts Families, Overburdens Children, And Limits Learning assert that homework contributes to a corporate style, competitive U.S. culture that overvalued work to the detriment of personal and familial well being. They go on to call for an end to homework, but to extend the school day.

No homework on weekends is not just a wish, but it is supported by all of these educators and authors. They all champion limiting homework are totally opposed to homework assignments. Educators and students agree that no homework on weekends is a good idea. Meaningful homework, a longer school day, and discussion of homework are what these educators and authors encourage.

Start right away. Just because it's called "homework" doesn't mean you have to do it at home. Use study periods or other extra time in your school day. The more you get done in school, the less you have to do at night.

Budget your time. If you don't finish your homework at school, think about how much you have left and what else is going on that day. Most high-school students have between 1 and 3 hours of homework a night. If it's a heavy homework day, you'll need to devote more time to homework. It's a good idea to come up with a homework schedule, especially if you're involved in sports or activities or have an after-school job.

Find a quiet place to focus. The kitchen table was OK when you were younger and homework didn't require as much concentration. But now you'll do best if you can find a place to get away from noise and distractions, like a bedroom or study.

Avoid studying on your bed. Sit at a desk or table that you can set your computer on and is comfortable to work at. Park your devices while you study. Just having your phone where you can see it can be a distraction. That makes homework take longer.

The Howard County Public School System supports students in maintaining and extending their learning. The appropriate design, use, and evaluation of homework assignments, used to inform progress and provide opportunities for independent practice, are part of achieving that goal. Some courses or instructors may choose not to assign homework.

Everyone knows the stress that school brings. Whether you are currently a student, or graduated last year or 50 years ago, we all remember feeling overwhelmed and lost in piles upon piles of homework. More often than not, students feel that professors do not remember being a student and feeling these negative emotions. When students, especially younger students, find themselves feeling overwhelmed and lost academically, it can lead to them feeling those same emotions in other aspects of their life. This can negatively affect their mental health, causing them to feel even more stress.

College students are expected to juggle academics, navigating a new town, making new friends, living on their own for the first time and figuring out exactly who they want to be. On top of all of this, they usually have 15 hours of class time, not including the homework they must complete outside of class. The homework is usually much more complicated than the work done in class, and due to the large class sizes, professors are often not able to work closely with their students, leaving them feeling lost and alienated in the classroom.

Back in September, SLU decided to cancel classes on a Friday, giving students a long weekend to try and help them improve their mental health. The administration had the right idea; giving students more time off does give them more time to complete their work and have time to themselves. However, one three-day weekend every month or so does not do much for their overall mental health. While every Friday does not need to be a day off, cancelling Friday or Monday classes more frequently will help students improve their time management skills, as well as better their mental health.

Having a three-day weekend lets students break up their work over three days instead of two. Hypothetically, if students use Friday to socialize and take some time to themselves, they can use Saturday to run errands and clean their living spaces, leaving Sunday to do homework and prep for the upcoming week. It also allows students to be able to sleep in on three days instead of just two. It is a proven fact that more sleep increases focus and overall health. Feeling well-rested also helps students stay motivated and helps them actually comprehend and understand what they are learning, instead of just memorizing for the exam.

Giving students a three-day weekend more often encourages them to prioritize their mental health. Especially nowadays, students feel that they are only worth love and respect if they excel in all of their classes. They do not feel encouraged to live in the moment and enjoy such an influential period of their life: college. Students are worth more than their grades; they are not at university to work themselves to death. They should feel encouraged to do their best and work hard, but not feel that they must sacrifice everything in order to succeed or earn an A in a class.

I think they should be 3 days of the weekends for students first of all it is very good for mental health for the students and not only for health also for religious reasons Muslims have a really special prayer on Fridays which they have to normally miss every Friday because of school so the Muslim students will be able to read the their important prayers on Friday which is very good so I think this is beneficial for students which it should be a thing.

With school, homework, dinner, etc. not much time is left to spend with family or having fun with friends. That time is usually reserved for weekends, but with weekend homework school seems never ending. Personally, when i have a pile of homework to do over the weekend I end up getting too stressed out, and not even doing it.

For being a student at San Ramon Valley High School, I know for a fact that our school does not implement this rule. Every weekend I either have the thought of my homework stressing me out through the day, or ruining my plans. Weekends should be the time for us to relax and catch up with our social lives, but with homework looming over our heads that is just not possible.

Any good student does not want to get a zero on their homework, and have their grade drop. So, when there is not time for them to do it on the weekend, as a last resort they will try and finish in class. This takes their attention away from learning and ultimately takes their stress level to a high.

4. Instead of assigning homework, suggest they read for fun. There are great holiday stories and books you can recommend to parents and students. If you approach the activity with a holiday spirit, many students will be engaged. They may want to check out the stories on their own. You can start by reading the first chapter in class and leaving them intrigued. For instance, you can read the first chapter of The Gift of the Magi and suggest students read it over winter break. With younger students, you might promise roles in a play for students who read over break.

6. Have students attend a local cultural event. You can let parents know that instead of assigning homework, you are suggesting students attend a particular event that relates to your classroom. For instance, if you are reading Shakespeare, they might attend a related play or ballet.

8. For students who travel during the holidays, homework may impede learning on their trip. The Holiday time is the one time of year that many families reconnect with distant family members or travel. I remember having to pack hoards of books over some holidays to Spain and it was not fun. I wanted to enjoy the time with family and experience the country fully. Traveling in itself is a learning activity. Let students experience their travels fully.

10. Some education experts recommend an end to all homework. Etta Kralovec and John Buell, authors of The End of Homework: How Homework Disrupts Families, Overburdens Children, and Limits Learning, controversially suggests that homework may be a form of intrusion on family life, and may increase the drop-out rate in high schools. The authors blame homework for increasing the achievement gap due to socio-economic differences in after-school obligations. Consider challenging your own views of the benefits of homework and try to create a level playing field when considering assignments.

13. Suggest they visit a museum instead. With families at home, the holiday time is a great time for students to see an exhibit that interests them or do a fun activity at a nearby museum. Sometimes encouraging these field trips may be more beneficial than assigning homework. You might want to print coupons, a schedule, or a list of upcoming exhibits so that families have the information at their fingertips.

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