Eliyohu Mintz

My Thoughts on Education

As surprising and outrageous this article may seem to educators, I am a firm believer in its tenants. For these five reasons listed of why homework destroys learning, such as providing work problems that rarely connect to the real world, cutting into family time, and it simply not being fun, it is clear, at least to me, that there are too many negative aspects to homework.

Like most children, I never liked homework as a child. The idea of coming home after a full day of school and sitting down to do at least an hour of homework that isn’t always understood by the children, leads to anxiety and a feeling of failure. This can overflow into the next day at school, where instead of feeling refreshed, the students feel agitated and upset.

I believe there needs to be more articles published like this one to point to the need to alter the homework model so as not to destroy learning for children.


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