Should the Teacher Spend Time Checking Homework?
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Are you a teacher?
How many years of experience do you have?
Can you comment on your time in checking your students’ homework?
If you are a teacher, this article is for you.
It is even better news if you are a future teacher since you will significantly benefit from reading about the topic.
Therefore, today’s article focuses on homework as a central theme.
After reading about it, teachers will gain a better idea about assignments, gain new insights into time management when it comes to homework, and reconsider the significance of checking work in the classroom. The possible questions that are raised here are the following.
What is homework?
What are its benefits?
How much time should be given to checking homework?
Should you even check homework at all?
These are crucial questions that every educator should ask themself, as the teacher’s main aim is to distribute the classroom activities timeframe as effectively as possible.
Now, what is homework? We assign homework to our students to solidify their knowledge of the day. It is wise to say that assigning homework is a must most of the time. If we don’t give a home assignment to our students, it is unlikely for us to make a picture of their acquisition of that day’s lesson.
Not only can teachers benefit from the homework by evaluating their student’s progress as well as the learners themselves reflect on the particular lesson and better realize their strengths and weaknesses. Students practice their theories in the exercises given as homework.
One of the crucial questions is how long it should take us educators to check the homework. I would like you, readers, to pause your reading for a moment and think. Are you a teacher who prioritizes the role of the assignment and devotes about half of the lesson to checking it? Perhaps you are a teacher who starts the class by checking the reading without any warm-up. You may be a highly warm-up person and leave the assignment checks at the end of the lesson. I would like to see your comments.
What do you think is the most optimal approach to it?
Should we entirely ignore the homework checking? Please continue reading if you’d like to know the latest trend.
I spend about one or two minutes on the homework check as a teacher. There is a variety of checking methods you can try every time; sometimes, you can divide the class into groups and let the students reflect with one another for a minute about the homework answers; sometimes, you can write down the answer keys on the board and give a minute to the whole class to check and many more.
Let’s find more effective methods to open room for more critical activities in our classroom. CreativeWriterGirl will wait for your comments to reply.
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